Monday, July 5, 2010

3 injured as suspected ordnance detonates

Gaza – Ma'an – Three Palestinians including a child were injured Monday when what was believed to be a charge left behind from Israel's last operation exploded in the Gaza Strip

Beit Hanoun local initiative coordinator Saber Az-Za'aneen said farmers Muhammad Abdul Jabbar Az-Za’anin, 20, and Adnan Muhammad Az-Za’anin, 37, were injured in the blast, as well as eight-year-old Sufian Adnan Az-Za'anin.

Adham Abu Salmiyeh, a Gaza medical services coordinator, said two of the injured were transferred to the Beit Hanoun Hospital for treatment, describing the third injury as slight.

Northern Gaza was the scene of intense ground battles and airstrikes during Israel's large-scale assault on Gaza, which began on 26 December 2008 and lasted 22 days.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, 1,455 Palestinians were killed during the fighting and more than 5,000 injured. Thirteen Israeli citizens also lost their lives.