Friday, April 22, 2011

Medics: 3 injured as Israeli tanks shell Gaza

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Three Palestinians were injured Friday in Israeli tank shelling east of Gaza City, medics said.

Palestinian medics said three factory workers sustained multiple injuries in Ash-Shuja'iyeh and were transferred to the Ash-Shifa Hospital.

An Israeli military spokesman said no tanks had opened fire in the area on Friday.

On Thursday, the Israeli army entered Gaza and demolished several buildings near the northern Karni crossing. The military said the buildings were used by "terrorist organizations," but Palestinians said they were warehouses holding goods which had entered through the crossing.

Witnesses said the buildings contained assorted equipment, children's diapers, scrap metal and cleaning detergent. The goods were damaged during the destruction of the warehouses.

The operation also damaged a room holding the electrical generators for the industrial zone near the Karni crossing, they said.

AFP contributed to this report