IOF troops kill Qassam fighter, wound two others in Khan Younis
|Saturday, March 29,2008 14:27|
A Palestinian resistance fighter of the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, called Bilal Al-Astal, 17, was killed and two others were wounded during confrontations on Friday with a special Israeli force that infiltrated into an area east of Al-Karara in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip.
In another context, the IOF troops told Palestinian medical parties Friday evening that they shot dead a Palestinian citizen in the north of Gaza near the security fence but Palestinian ambulances could not transport his body that night for security reasons.
In retaliation to the Israeli ongoing infiltrations, crimes and siege, the Qassam Brigades announced in a communiqué received by the PIC that its fighters managed at dawn Saturday to detonate two anti-personnel explosive devices at infiltrating Israeli special forces followed by heavy gunfire in two separate areas north of Beit Hanun, northern Gaza.
The Palestinian center for human rights said that the IOF troops within the security coordination with the PA security apparatuses in the West Bank carry out an average of seven incursions daily, adding that during the week between 19th and 26th of March, there were 48 Israeli incursions at least in the cities, towns and villages of the West Bank.
The center explained that during the incursions, the IOF troops opened fire indiscriminately and deliberately at Palestinian citizens, stormed and ransacked dozens of buildings and houses and kidnapped 82 Palestinians including 15 boys and one girl, thus increasing the number of the kidnapped since the beginning of this year to 777 Palestinians.