Israel bombs Gaza, suppresses Palestinians
West Bank: Israeli planes bombed an airport and other
facilities in Gaza's southern area, while occupying forces threatened to
put down about 200 houses in Jerusalem and continue with repression and
arrests of Palestinians in the West Bank.
The military air force raids occurred on Tuesday night and Wednesday
midnight against Yasser Arafat international Airport in Dahaniya, Rafah,
bordering with Egypt in the southern area of this enclave.
Sources of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), controlling the
border, said the planes launched five missiles against this facility,
without victims, as part of a similar action occurred two days ago when
three people were wounded.
Tel Aviv planes also attacked an underground tunnel in the frontier
of this Egyptian territory used by Palestinians to release shortages
provoked here for more than two years and a half of Israeli blockade.
The Israeli Government confirmed the bombing and said it was the
respond for launching missiles a few days ago against the western side
of the Negev desert in the south of the Israeli State and at the same
time threatened to continue the operations firmly.
Meanwhile Palestinian sources denounced that Israelis troops
violently burst into the south entry to Jenin settlement and mobilized
patrols around Al Quds Opened University and Marah Saad and Sweitat
towns in the West Bank. The confrontations between residents and Israeli
troops killed two teenagers and three Palestinian journalists were
wounded, others were hurt with tear gases launched by occupying troops
to disperse protests.
At the same time Jerusalem officials ordered imminent demolition of
200 Palestinian houses in Silwan, an area overcrowded by Arabs just in
the outskirts of the Old City walls and one side of Al-Aqsa mosque.
Jerusalem Municipality has ordered to pull down 100 houses in Shiyah, in
which 15,000 inhabitants live. - Gaza Prensa Latina