Thursday, September 16, 2010

One Palestinian killed as Israel bombs “Gaza tunnels”

World Bulletin, Sep 15, 2010

One Palestinian has been killed as Israeli aircraft bombed wthat they said tunnels under the Gaza Strip’s border with Egypt on Wednesday, witnesses said.

The violence coincided with a visit to Jerusalem by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was taking part in negotiations between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Witnesses in the Palestinian town of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, said the Israeli air strikes killed a tunnel worker and wounded two other people.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said a rocket and eight mortar bombs fired from the Gaza Strip, landed in southern Israel. No one was hurt.

1.5 million Gazans live under heavy Israel siege, leaving Gazans desperate to digging tunnels underground and risking their lives since 2007.

Gaza is still considered under Israeli occupation as Israel controls air, sea and land access to the Strip.

Human rights groups slam Israel’s siege of Gaza, branding it “collective punishment.”
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