Palestine: Gaza under attack - again

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Sunday, 11 March 2012 01:18

During the night of March 9 and the morning of 10, Israeli warplanes attacked targets [in] over the Gaza Strip, with at least 12 dead and 20 wounded.

On the afternoon of March 9, Zuheir al-Qaysi, secretary general of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), was killed during an Israeli raid in Gaza City, together with his assistant Ahmad Abu Hanani. Hanani was originally from Nablus, was deported to Gaza as one of the prisoners released in prisoner exchange agreement [in] a few months ago.

In response, Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza fired rockets into Israel, but no injuries. Israel responded with air strikes that severely overwhelmed Gaza and left 12 martyrs in total, identified by the Ma'an News Agency [in] as Muhammad al-Ghamry, Fayiq Saad, Muatasim Hajjaj, Ubeid Gharabli, Hararah Muhammad Hazim Qureiqi, Shadi Sayqali, Zuheir al-Qaysi, Mahmoud Hanani, Maghari Muhammad Mahmoud Najim and Ahmad Hajjaj. Some reporters said then [in] which was 15 dead.

Bombing of Gaza City by Israeli warplanes. Picture released by the Twitter user @ journeytogaza.

Gaza surfers have responded to these attacks through Twitter:

@ MaathMusleh 15 were killed in Gaza so far, not WORRY, are only Palestinians! # GazabajoAtaque.

@ Ectomorph Rezende for the people of Gaza. Without light, with few drugs without gas. And now being bombarded from all sides by # Israel. # GazabajoAtaque

@ Omar_Gaza 18 minutes with no explosion! A prudent silence? Is it over? Or should I keep holding your breath? # MasacreGaza # GazabajoAtaque

@ Najlashawa still do not know how I'm typing, that sounded VERY STRONG! # GAzabajoAtaque

@ ImNadZ Welcome to # Gaza. Where are the sunshine explosions. Where birds are F16s.

This attack comes at a time of regional changes and political alliances. Last week, in view of the high possibility of an American-Israeli war in Iran, 2 of the top Hamas official announced [in] that Hamas would not get involved by supporting Iran in the event of an Israeli attack. Hamas has also declared his support [in] the people of Syria in its fight against Assad.

Posted by Yasmeen El Khoudary · Translated by Javier Marcelo Tavella · View original post [en] · Comments (0)
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