Thursday, February 28, 2008

Since Wednesday: Palestinian death toll climbs to at least 16

Al Bawaba, 28-02-2008

clashes,-gazaIsrael killed three Palestinian activists in air strikes in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Thursday, said Palestinian sources and hospital officials. According to Reuters, those killed in Thursday's air strikes were a fighter from Hamas movement and two from the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) armed group.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said the air force had mounted an attack on Palestinian gunmen.

In the West Bank city of Nablus, two Palestinian activists were killed early Thursday when Israeli forces raided Balata refugee camp. Another activist was injured.

The two were identified as members of al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, the military wing of Fatah movement.

On Wednesday Israel killed at least 11 Palestinians, ten of them from Gaza Strip, and one in Nablus.

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