Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 5 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
Hamas says all Israelis will be targeted
July 09, 2014
 Print    Send to Friend

GAZA CITY: Hamas said Tuesday that “all Israelis” would be targeted after a deadly strike on a house in the southern city of Khan Yunis killed seven people, among them two teenagers.

“The Khan Yunis massacre... of children is a horrendous war crime, and all Israelis have now become legitimate targets for the resistance,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement, without elaborating.

Medics said another 25 people were wounded in the strike.

Witnesses said a drone launched a warning flare, prompting relatives and neighbours to gather at the house as a human shield, but shortly afterwards an F-16 fired a missile which levelled the building.

Two teenage boys were among those killed, emergency services spokesman Ashraf Al Qudra said.

Explosions echoed across the densely populated enclave on Tuesday, shaking buildings and sending smoke rising from targets hit by Israeli fire. In residential areas, the sounds of crying children could be heard as ambulance sirens wailed.

Some people took to rooftops to watch for Israeli aircraft and rockets streaking toward Israel.

Hamas’ armed wing, the dominant force in Gaza, threatened an “earthquake” in response to Israel’s attacks. But a Palestinian source close to the group said it was ready to restore calm if Israel met conditions, including a prisoner release.

Agencies
 

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
Lieberman’s resignation a victory for Gaza: Hamas
GAZA CITY: Gaza rulers Hamas called Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s resignation on Wednesday following a controversial ceasefire deal a “political victory f..
Israeli operation kills 7 Palestinians
GAZA CITY: An exchange of fire erupted during an Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing six Palestinians and an Israeli soldier, officials said, ..
Israeli premier defends Qatari cash aid to Gaza
TEL AVIV: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended his decision to enable Qatar to bring $15 million into Hamas-controlled Gaza for salaries, saying it woul..
Gang smuggling Palestinians into Europe unearthed
MADRID: Police in Spain and France have smashed a criminal ring suspected of smuggling hundreds of Palestinians into Europe through fraudulent asylum claims, Spanish poli..
Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in border clashes
GAZA CITY: A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire during clashes along the border of the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the health ministry in the coastal enclave said. Isr..
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright