Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Israeli fire wounds 17 at Gaza funeral
+ -
13:14, September 27, 2009

 Related News
 Palestinian Jihad vows revenge from Israel while backing inter-reconciliation
 End of Israeli-Palestinian conflict critical for regional peace: Turkish PM
 Israeli officers study transferring security control to Palestinians in Bethlehem: sources
 Quartet urges Israel, Palestinians to create conditions for talks resumption
 Israel launches diplomatic, legal struggle against UN Gaza report
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
Seventeen Palestinians were wounded Saturday when Israeli forces opened fire at mourners in northeastern Gaza City, medical sources said.

The sources said the Israeli forces, on the security fence between Gaza and Israel, targeted hundreds of mourners who were heading to a cemetery near the fence to bury three Islamic Jihad fighters killed in an earlier Israeli raid.

Islamic Jihad militants who accompanied the funeral responded to the Israeli fire, sparking fiercer Israeli reaction.

Ambulance crews and civilian cars took the wounded to the hospitals.

Prior to the shooting, senior Islamic Jihad leaders headed the angry participants across Gaza streets to mourn for the three fighters killed on late Friday when Israeli aircrafts targeted their car on a Gaza City road.

Israel said the three militants were involved in previous rocket attacks against its southern territories.

It is the first Israeli airstrike on Gaza militants' car since the 22-day Israeli large-scale military offensive on Gaza that ended on Jan. 18.

Dozens of masked militants also attended Saturday's funeral, firing small arm and machinegun-fire in the air despite a Hamas order banning public arms display.

Source: Xinhua

  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Indian media stinks up public opinions
Which country has the most beautiful women?
World's top ten most mysterious and horrible spots
How do India's middle school textbooks portray China?
China denies entering other countries' airspace

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved