Friday, December 10, 2010

Medics: 2 teens killed by old Israeli shell

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinian teenagers was killed when an artillery shell left behind by Israeli forces exploded in Gaza Friday morning, medics said.

Gaza medical services spokesman Adham Abu Salmiya said 16-year-old Victor Batniji was dead when he arrived at Gaza City's Shifa Hospital. Moumin Helles, also 16, died shortly after arriving at the hospital, after being wounded in the same incident in the Shujaiyya area.

An Israeli military spokesman said the army was aware of an explosion in the area but "nothing IDF [Israel Defense Forces] related."

Three people were also injured by Israeli fire in the "buffer zone" along the border with Israel.

Abu Salmiya said two men in their 20s arrived at Kamal Udwan hospital in Beit Lahiya after being shot in the legs by Israeli forces after venturing into the northern "buffer zone" near the Israeli border to collect firewood.

In another shooting, local sources said a 16-year-old boy was also shot in the leg by Israeli soldiers while working on his family's farm in the village of Khuza'a, near Khan Younis. He was taken to Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, according to Abu Salmiya.

The Israeli spokesman confirmed that soldiers shot three people, two in Beit Lahiya, in the north, and one near Khan Younis in the south. In both cases, he said, soldiers spotted Palestinians approaching the border, then fired warning shots before shooting at their lower bodies.

Earlier Israeli warships fired on Israeli fishing boats off the coast of Deir Al-Balah and Khan Younis, according to sources in Gaza. No one was reported injured.

Separately, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, Al-Quds Brigades, said it fired several mortars at Israeli special forces near the Kissufim military installation.

Two Children Killed In Gaza, Several Palestinians Wounded In israeli Attacks

Friday December 10, 2010 11:50 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
Medical sources in the Gaza Strip that the number of Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip on Friday morning arrived at two after a wounded resident died of his wounds
The two were killed after an explosive left by the Israeli army detonated near them. The sources added that Mo’men Hallas, 16, dies of his wounds at the al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza city, shortly after suffering serious injuries.

The first child, Montaser al-Batteekhy, 16, was immediately killed when the explosive went off.

Several Palestinians were wounded in a number of Israeli military attacks in the Gaza Strip on Friday morning.

Updated From;

Child Killed As Explosive Left By The Army Detonates Near Him
Fri, 10 Dec 2010 11:50:34

Palestinian medical sources reported Friday morning that a Palestinian child was killed in al-Shujaeyya, east of Gaza City, and another resident was seriously injured, when an explosive, left by the army during an earlier invasion, detonated near them east of Gaza City, the Arabs48 News reported.

Adham Abu Salmiyya, spokesperson of the Emergency Unit at the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza in Gaza, reported that the body of Montaser al-Batteekhy, 16, was moved to Dar al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

Abu Salmiyya added that the wounded resident was moved to the Intensive Care Unit due to the seriousness of his condition.

Also on Friday, three Palestinians were wounded by army fire in northern and southern Gaza.

Two of them were wounded while collecting wood north of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

Furthermore, a 16-year-old child, from Khuza’a in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, was shot and wounded while working in his family’s land near the border.

Israeli troops frequently attack farmers and laborers who work in Palestinian lands located near the border fence.

Soldiers do not allow the Palestinians to approach the border fence under claims of preventing infiltrations into Israel or into nearby military camps.