Israeli tank fire kills girl in Gaza, Palestinians say - Israel News, Ynetnews

   Israel News

Israel News
World News
Israel Opinion
Israel Business
Israel Culture
Israel Travel
Gaza Strip

Archive photo Photo: Reuters
Archive photo Photo: Reuters

Israeli tank fire kills girl in Gaza, Palestinians say

Medics say 9-year-old girl's remains recovered from house hit by IDF tank east of Khan Younis; army spokesman says ground force attacked gunmen attempting to launch rockets into Israel from built-up area

Published: 06.11.08, 07:41 / Israel News

Israeli tank fire killed a 9-year-old Palestinian girl in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Wednesday, Palestinian medical workers said.


They said the girl's remains had been recovered from a house in the village of Qarara, east of Khan Younis, which had been struck by the tank fire. She was inside at the time of the shelling.


An Israeli military spokesman said a ground force had attacked Palestinian militants in the central Gaza Strip who had been attempting to fire rockets into Israel from a built-up area. He said he was unaware of any civilian casualties.


Israel regularly sends its ground and air forces into Gaza in what the military says is a necessary measure to try and stop cross-border rocket and mortar attacks by Palestinian militants.


The Islamist Hamas movement seized control of Gaza a year ago when its fighters routed President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah forces.


Egypt has been trying to broker a truce to end violence on the Israel-Gaza border.


This week Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and other top officials have been discussing ceasefire prospects and possible broader military action should Egypt's efforts fail.


commentcomment   PrintPrint  Send to friendSend to friend   
Tag with Bookmark to

55 Talkbacks for this article    See all talkbacks
Please wait for the talkbacks to load


RSS RSS | About | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of use | Advertise with us | Site Map

Site developed by  YIT Advanced Technology Solutions