- December 27, 2008
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At least 155 Palestinians killed and 200 wounded in Israeli occupation successive and intensive air
Israeli warplanes on Saturday launched a series of bloody air raids on the Gaza Strip that left at least 120 people killed and 200 others wounded.
Witnesses described the intensified raids as a “real war” where they targeted almost all security headquarters in the Strip killing scores of Palestinians.
They said that IOF F-16s raided residential neighborhoods in north, central and south of the Gaza Strip, noting that the raids coincided with the students” return to their homes from school.
Medical sources said that a preliminary estimate indicates that 120 people were killed and hundreds injured including women and children.
Locals said that the raids did not cease and devastation was immense, noting that the series of air raids were not witnessed before on the Strip.
The Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, declared full alert, vowing never to surrender.
In an earlier statement, Dr. Sami Abu Zuhri, the spokesman of Hamas Movement, said that PA chief Mahmoud Abbas”s visit to Saudi Arabia was meant to incite against Hamas and to ask the Arab countries to remain silent in the event of any IOF aggression on the Strip.
He asked Saudi Arabia to take care of the “unethical role” of Abbas and to adopt daring steps to deter him.