1 Child, 1 Young Man Wounded As Army Bombards Gaza

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that a Palestinian child and a young man were wounded on Friday at dawn, when the Israeli Air Force bombarded a number of areas in the coastal region.

The Palestinian News and Info Agency, WAFA, reported that an Israeli “Apache” chopper fired at least one missile at a residential area west of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, causing damage to a number of homes, also wounding a resident in his twenties, and a 4-year-old child identified as Hayat Taha.

The two were moved to Kamal Odwan Hospital in Beit Lahia, suffering mild-to-moderate injuries.

Furthermore, F-16 Israeli jets carried out two airstrikes targeting Jabalia City, and Jabalia an-Nazla, in northern Gaza; damage was reported, and a warehouse caught fire.

The army also carried out several airstrikes targeting areas in Khan Younis and Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and a fourth airstrike targeting an area in al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

According to Palestinian sources, the targets included a smuggling tunnel east of Rafah, and several buildings. The Israeli Army confirmed the strikes, stating that they targeted smuggling tunnels and weapon mills, claiming that secondary explosions could be heard indicating that they hit their targets.

(www.imemc.org / 03.02.2012)

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