Israel Strikes At Khan Younis & Rafah
The Israel Air Force struck smuggling tunnels along the Gaza-Egypt border late Wednesday night, a day after Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired a Qassam rocket into the western Negev.
The IDF Spokesman’s Office reported that the IAF planes also attacked a nearby structure believed to have served as a weapons facility near the Gaza town of Khan Younis.
Palestinian sources said three people were hurt in the attack, which they claimed also targeted a military training compound.
The IDF report also indicated that strike was carried out in response to a Qassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, and which landed in the Shaar Hanegev RStrip. In the past month some 15 rockets have been fired into Israel,” the IDF Spokesman’s Office said.
Late last week, the IDF as well Palestinian medical workers reported that Israeli soldiers had shot and killed a Palestinian and wounded at least one other in a confrontation near a Gaza Strip border crossing.
An IDF spokeswoman said the troops opened fire at Palestinians suspected of placing explosives near a security fence. One died of injuries, a second was taken to hospital and three others were seized.
The fatality was the first since August along the tense border of the coastal territory ruled by Hamas Islamists that has remained largely quiet since the Israeli offensive that ended in January.
Gaza medics said they retrieved the body of one Palestinian after the incident at the Karni crossing in central Gaza, and that Israel had picked up another Palestinian who appeared to them to have been wounded critically.
Hamas police described those shot at on Friday as youths who had gone to the area near a Gaza border fence with Israel to hunt for dogs, but did not say whether they were armed.
Following the border incident, Palestinian militants in Gaza fired a Qassam rocket into southern Israel. The attack caused neither injuries nor property damage.
These “smuggling tunnels” between the outside world and Gaza bring in an array of items, and (unlike what the main-stream media tells us) they are not always weapons – a majority of the items being ’smuggled’ into Gaza are necessities such as food and fuel. Due to the siege on Gaza not only have the Palestinians suffered without food but also medical supplies; they are dying to survive while living under Israeli occupation.
This winter will be a cold one for the Palestinians,especially those living in tents after their own homes were pillaged to make way for illegal Israeli settlers.
Those living in Gaza suffer without heat,electricity and food ~ they are literally caged inside with no way out.
Israel complains about rockets while they rape and bomb the Palestinians,no matter where they run to (i.e. UN buildings,schools,mosques) ~ they have no right to complain when the starving masses strike back,especially when their rockets do not even harm any Israeli citizens.
When you occupy land which is not yours and refuse to allow the indigenous population to eat and keep warm at night do not complain about flimsy rockets made by the suffering prisoners of your occupation.
If you keep my family from eating I will dig as many tunnels into my land as I wish in order to feed them. If you keep my loved ones from feeling warm in the winter-time I will break as many walls in order to cover their cold limbs.
And if you bomb my land and my people I will strike back.