|[ 13/09/2010 - 08:29 AM ]|
BEIT HANOUN, (PIC)-- Three Palestinians, including an elderly man and his grandson, were killed in an Israeli artillery shelling Sunday night on Beit Hanoun, north Gaza Strip.
Military medical services media coordinator Adham Abu Salmiya told the PIC that victims Ibrahim Abdullah Abu Assad, 91, his grandson Hossam Khalid Abu Assad, 17, and Walid Abu Awda, 21, were killed in Israeli artillery shelling targeting the Al Sharab region, northeast of Beit Hanoun.
The victims were transported to the hospital, said Abu Salmiya, adding that no other injuries were reported.
Israeli military announced that two mortar shells were fired at west Negev from the Gaza Strip Sunday morning, but no damages or injuries were reported.
Hamas leader, Dr. Salah al-Bardawil said Sunday’s events came as part of the “Zionist doctrine” to hold massacres against Palestinians during the holidays.
The shelling took place on the second day after the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday that concludes fasting the holy month of Ramadan.
“This massacre is part of a Zionist doctrine, as on every [Islamic] holiday, occupation forces commit massacres against the Palestinian people,” Bardawil told Al-Quds Press Sunday.
“If we look back in history, we will find over decades that on every holiday there has been an Israeli massacre against the Palestinian people to spoil our holidays as Muslims and Arabs,” he said, adding: “We do not have as Palestinian people but to bite wounds, and to continue resistance and steadfastness, until the occupation is defeated and the Zionist presence is removed from the land of Palestine.”