Three Palestinian children killed in Israeli raid
|Thursday, June 22,2006 00:00|
Three Palestinian children were killed and 14 other civilians were wounded last night when an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a car in Jabalia refugee camp to the north of the Gaza Strip.
Medical sources said that the 5-year-old child Mohammed Ruka was killed on the spot along with a four-year-old baby girl whose identity was not yet known while the third, 16-year-old child Bilal Al-Hassi, succumbed to his serious wounds a while later.
The sources said that the missile attack, which targeted members of the Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, armed wing of the Fatah Movement, also wounded 14 other passersby mostly children five of whom were in "very serious conditions".
The IOF had threatened "severe strikes" against resistance activists in the event they continued to fire missiles at Israeli settlements near to the Gaza Strip.