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Day 6 of the Zionist Israeli Terrorist Attacks on Gaza Strip, 15 Killed & 40 Injured, Death Toll 410 & Injuries 2070, US-EU Shield Israeli Terrorism, January 1, 2009, 9:40 am ET

Aljazeera TV has aired live an Israeli terrorist air raids on Jabalia, Beit Lahia, and Beit Hanoon, which are the northernmost parts of Gaza Strip. Then, it showed scores of children have come to the local hospital in Jabalia after one Israeli terrorist air raid targeted a school.

Aljazeera TV also reported that the Zionist Israeli terrorist attacks have continued on Gaza Strip resulting in killing six and injuring 40 Palestinians. The death toll has reached 410 and injuries reached about 2070, many of whom were women and children. In addition, the continuous Israeli terrorist attacks have terrorized the Palestinian civilian population, who have been suffering severe shortages of food, water, electricity, and medicine.

An Israeli terrorist air raid targeted the house of Dr. Nizar Rayan, who is one of Hamas leader. He was killed together with his wife and his children, nine in all. Dr. Rayan's assassination together with his wife and children gives more evidence for indicting Israeli leaders, particularly Ehud Barak, on charges of terrorism, genocide, and crimes against humanity for targeting civilians with full knowledge that his wife and children were in the house with him. The Israeli terrorist attack targeted several homes around Dr. Rayan's home to guarantee killing him.

This Israeli terrorist campaign on the Palestinian people in Gaza Strip fits the definitions of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Israeli military and political leaders should all be arrested and tried before international courts. Human rights organizations should file law suits against them in every country in the world.

The Israeli terrorist air raids targeted buildings of the Palestinian Parliament, government ministries particularly the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Labor. Residential areas close to the government buildings were also damaged as a result of the Israeli terrorist attacks.

The Israeli terrorist forces used US-made weapons in their attacks on the Palestinian people in Gaza Strip, particularly F-16 warplanes and Apache helicopters, in violation to the US law which prohibits the use of US weapons in attacks on civilians.

Palestinian resistance fighters continued their retaliation to the Israeli terrorist attacks by launching missiles at Israeli targets north and east of Gaza Strip, one of which hit the Israeli military air base of Hatsarim, in the Naqab desert, east of Gaza Strip.

Arab foreign ministers meeting yesterday in Cairo took the problem to the UN Security Council, asking the international body to call on the Israeli terrorist government to stop its attack on Gaza. However, the US-EU blind support for the Israeli terrorist government has blocked the UN Security Council from issuing this call.

For those who wonder why the US government blindly supports Israeli terrorists, an answer can be found in the research which points to the Zionist Israeli control of US government, as documented in The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy By John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt.

Sixth day under attack: Death toll in Gaza reaches 412

Thursday January 01, 2009 14:32 by Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC News

Palestinian medical sources said that the Israeli terrorist attacks continued its bombardment on the Gaza Strip today, calming the life of at least 15 Palestinians since this morning.

The Hamas movement reported that among those killed today were Nizar Rayan, a Hamas politician, his wife and all of their children.

Local sources said that Israeli jet fighters shelled Nizar Rayan's home, located in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, on Thursday afternoon.

The Palestinian ministry of health in the Palestinian Coastal Region announced that by Thursday afternoon, the death toll in the Gaza Strip had reached 412, and the number of injured now stands at 2000, including 300 in critical conditions.

The ministry said that Israeli warplanes continued to target Hamas and civilian targets in Gaza.

The Israel attacks started on Saturday midday, just days after the sixth-month-long Egyptian-mediated cease fire between Hamas, that controls Gaza, and Israel ended.

Abu Laila denounces Israeli shelling of Legislative Council building in Gaza

Date: 01 / 01 / 2009  Time:  13:09
Ramallah - Ma'an -

Member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) Qais Abdul Karim (Abu Laila) with the Political Bureau affiliated to the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) denounced the Israeli attacks that targeted the headquarters of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza.

Abu Laila made the condemnation during a sit-in organized by the parliamentary blocks of the PLC in Ramallah. The group marched into Ramallah’s city center where they began their protest.

"The shelling of the Palestinian Legislative Council building is a violation of international conventions,” said Abu Laila. He explained that the action confirms Israel does not care about international norms or conventions, adding his condemnation of other states who are complicit in the Israeli actions.

The New Year dawns in Gaza with six more dead; 400 killed, 2,000 injured since Saturday

Date: 01 / 01 / 2009  Time:  10:46
Gaza - Ma’an -

New Year’s eve and the first few hours of 2009 saw six more killed and at least 30 injured as the Zionist Israeli terrorist airstrikes targeted homes, parks, government ministry buildings and Rafah tunnels for a sixth day.

According to Mu'awiya Hassanain, director of ambulance and emergency services in Gaza, there are now at least 400 dead, 2,000 injured and 250 seriously injured.

A timeline of the attacks is as follows:

12:05pm Israeli missiles targeted two homes in the densely populated An-Nussairat refugee camp, dozens have been reported injured.

11:45am Twenty were injured when Israeli shells hit the home of Abu Moussa Al-Diry in Al-Sabra neighborhood of Gaza City.

8:45am Israeli shells hit the home of An-Nasser Brigades leader Muhammad Barud in the northern Gaza Strip.

7:00am Israeli warplanes attacked a car in Al-Shaikh Radwan neighborhood north of Gaza City

6:00am The de facto government Ministries of Justice and Education buildings in Gaza City were demolished by fire from Israeli gunboats lined up off the Gaza shore.

5:10am Five were killed as Israeli warplanes attacked a home in the Al-Shaboura area of Rafah before dawn.

5:00am The headquarters of the Legislative Council in Gaza City was destroyed in strikes from Israeli naval ships stationed in Gaza waters.

4:00am Israeli warplanes targeted several homes in the Gaza City area.

12:05am One was killed and one injured during Israeli bombings in the southern Gaza strip.

Fatima Ba’alousha died when Israeli shells hit a mosque near her house in Jabalia just after midnight Thursday and her daughter was injured Wednesday and her daughter was injured, and both were taken to Kamal Edwan Hospital.

11:45pm Wednesday Israeli warplanes bombed the home of Hamas leader Anas Shabana, as well as the Al-Shaboura park, a medical clinic and some tunnels all in Rafah.

***Updated 12:58 Bethlehem time

Israeli occupation terrorist forces briefly enter Gaza Strip near Gaza City, clash with Hamas fighters, killing one

Date: 01 / 01 / 2009  Time:  10:54
Gaza - Ma’an -

One Palestinian resistance fighter was killed as Israeli occupation terrorist forces entered the Gaza Strip east of Gaza City, but retreated shortly after they clashed with Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades.

The Hamas-wing reported that Israeli troops entered the Strip briefly in the early hours of Thursday morning. The Brigades exchanged fire with the troops, who seemed to retreat after the exchange.

Reports do not indicate that this invasion was part of the threatened Israeli ground invasion intot the Gaza Strip. Sources said the incursion was similar to those conducted before the airstrikes began, and occurred near the border wall.

Northern Gaza Strip sees steady flow of airstrikes; at least 40 injured

Date: 01 / 01 / 2009  Time:  11:29
Gaza - Ma’an -

The northern Gaza Strip is being steadily bombarded with missiles from the Israeli occupation terrorist forces warplanes Thursday, in the sixth straight day of strikes.

12:05pm Israeli missiles targeted two homes in the densely populated Al-Nussairat refugee camp, dozens have been reported injured.

11:30am Israeli warplanes injured 20 as they bombed the home of Abu Mousa Ad-Diry in the As-Sabra neighborhood of Gaza City.

6:00am The de facto government Ministries of Justice and Education buildings were demolished.

5:00am The headquarters of the Legislative Council was destroyed in Israeli missile strikes.

4:00am Israeli warplanes targeted several homes in the Gaza City area.

Gaza’s injured succumb to wounds as Operation Cast Lead claims more lives

Date: 01 / 01 / 2009  Time:  11:01
Gaza - Ma’an -

The Gaza death toll continues to climb as injured Gazans die of their wounds and fresh airstrikes claim more lives.

Overnight Wednesday medical sources reported the death of Mahmoud Abu Najal, who died of his wounds in an Egyptian hospital.

The death toll of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead is now 400, with more than 2,000 injured since Saturday.

Palestinian resistance groups continue homemade shells fire despite Israeli raids

Thursday January 01, 2009 09:29 by Rami Almeghari - IMEMC&Agencies

Gaza-based resistance factions continued firing homemade shells into nearby Israeli towns despite widespread Israeli raids on the coastal territory for the sixth day consecutively

On Thursday morning, the Saraya Al-Quds brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad group, fired at least 19 shells , according to a press release, emailed to media outlets.

From its part, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs brigades, the militant off-shot of the Fatah party of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, fired two missiles on Thursday morning towards the southern desert Israeli town of Naqqab (Negev).

Also, the democratic front for the liberation of Palestine, fired yesterday night two shells onto the Israeli Sufa crossing in southern Gaza. The Salahuddin Brigades, an offshoot of the popular resistance committees fired a mortar shell to the east of Khan Younis city in southern Gaza, according to press releases.

Meanwhile, Palestinian prime minister of the ruling Hamas party in Gaza, said in a televised speech aired on the Hamas-run Al-Aqsa TV on Wednesday that his party won't succumb to the Israeli warfare, pledging supporters that ' Israel will be defeated 'in the face of the Palestinian people steadfastness'. '

Israeli army officials say the army actions on Gaza will continue until homemade shell fir from Gaza is ceased. Such developments come on the heels of accelerated international efforts to contain a highly volatile situation in the region.

In November of last year, Israel attacked Gaza, killing six Hamas fighters and breaking a six-month-long ceasefire deal with Hamas and other Gaza groups, which Egypt brokered in June19,2008.

Last December, Hamas declared an end to the truce deal, arguing that the Palestinians did not benefit from the deal with Israel attacking the territory and restrictively blockading a 1.5 million residents since June2007.

According to medical sources in Gaza, Israeli terrorist air strikes on the coastal enclave have so far claimed the lives of approximately 400 residents, including 36 women and almost 10 children, and left about 2000 others injured, including 300 critically.

A new bloody year in Gaza, Israeli terrorist air raids kill four people

Thursday January 01, 2009 07:17 by Rami Almeghari - IMEMC&Agencies

As the new year starts, Israeli warplanes continued overnight attacking several parts of the Gaza Strip, killing four people, wounding a number others and devastating more buildings or homes.

Witnesses said that the Israeli attacks targeted the buildings of the Palestinian legislative council=, the ministries of education and justice in Gaza city, a house in the city, another house of a Hamas fighter in Al-Nusairat refugee camp in central Gaza Strip, a workshop and a picnic park in Rafah in southern Gaza.

Also in Rafah, the Israeli air assaults targeted smuggling tunnels , used for bringing essential goods and commodities, as well as a clinic.

In the central Gaza Strip refugee camp of Al-Maghazi, an Israeli warplane hit a house just 20 minutes before midnight or shortly before the start of the new year.

Medical sources in Gaza said that the four pronounced dead died of wounds they sustained during Israeli previous attacks on Gaza, including a woman, a child and two ambulance crews.

Today, Israeli terrorist attacks on Gaza enter their sixth day as the death toll reached about 400 and injuries leveled to almost 2000, including more than 300 critically wounded.

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