Resident killed by Israeli shells in Khan Younis
Saed Bannoura – International Middle East Media Center October 2, 2006
Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that one resident was killed after the Israeli Naval forces fired at residents at the beach in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
The resident was identified as Hani Ibrahim Al Najjar, 27, a resident of Al Shaty’ refugee camp, in Gaza City.
Medical sources at the Al Aqsa Martyrs hospital, in Dir Al Balah, reported that Al Najjar was hit by a live round in his head.
The Israeli Naval forces repeatedly fires at Palestinian residents and fishermen at Gaza beaches in at attempt to bar them from fishing under the pretext of stopping arms trafficking into Gaza.
The Gaza Strip is also under sever land, sea and aerial blockade imposed by the Israeli forces since the abduction of an Israeli soldier in a cross-border raid at an Israeli military base adjacent to the Gaza Strip.
Two soldiers and two Palestinian fighters were killed in the attack.
Palestinian fighters demand the release of child, female and sick detainees from Israeli prisons in exchange for the release of the captured soldier, Israel rejected the demands, rejected to hold any direct talks with the fighters and launched its “Summer Rains” offensive.
Over 250 Palestinians, mainly civilians and children, were killed since Israeli started its Summer Rains offensive on June 27.
Last updated 05/10/2006