|[ 02/09/2010 - 10:58 AM ]|
RAFAH, (PIC)-- Israeli warplanes used heavy machineguns to fire at Palestinian areas east of Rafah to the south of the Gaza Strip in a pre-dawn raid on Thursday, security sources said.
They told the PIC reporter that the warplanes targeted the Gaza airport buildings and nearby suburbs and agricultural fields.
The sources noted intensified moves for the Israeli occupation forces' (IOF) armored vehicles along the border fence between Gaza and 1948 occupied Palestinian lands.
The vehicles were seen advancing into eastern Rafah amidst random shelling, they said, adding that no casualties were reported.
Media sources in Rafah said that Egyptian security men were seen retreating from the border area fearing Israeli aerial raids on the borders at the pretext of targeting tunnels.