Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
Last updated 2 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
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.


Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Post a comment
Related Stories
Hamas unveils homes for former Israel prisoners
GAZA CITY: Hamas said on Thursday it had allocated new homes funded by Iran in Gaza to former Palestinian prisoners who had been held in Israeli jails. The prisoners m..
Palestinians launch UN membership bid
UNITED NATIONS: The Palestinians was to launch a bid to become a full member of the United Nations even though such a move will be blocked by the United States, the Pales..
Jewish minor to be charged over killing of Palestinian
TEL AVIV: A Jewish minor is to be charged in connection with the killing of a Palestinian woman last year in the occupied West Bank, Israeli police said. Aisha Rabi, 4..
Palestinians strike against social security law
RAMALLAH: Thousands of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank joined a strike on Tuesday against their government’s proposed new social security law, fearing the fund wil..
Palestinian dies after Israel border clashes
GAZA CITY: A Palestinian teenager succumbed to his wounds on Monday three days after being shot by Israeli forces during clashes on the Gaza border, the health ministry i..
Advertise | Copyright