Sunday, March 02, 2008

Operation Warm Winter

Israeli soldiers stand around the grave of their comrade Staff Sergeant Eran Dan-Gur during his funeral at the Mount Hertzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem March 2, 2008. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (JERUSALEM)

Operation "Warm Winter" has finished its first stage – targeting terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip neighborhoods of Sajaiya and Jabalya, the IDF said Saturday.

The operation's first stage also targeted ditches and similar places used as firing grounds by launchers, which were blown up. The second stage of the operation includes patrolling urban areas on a search-and-destroy mission – a hunt for hidden weapons. (YNET)

But the bad news keep rolling in...

Fatah brigades kill Israeli soldier in Jabaliya

GAZA, March 2 (KUNA) -- The Mujahideen Brigades, the military wing of Fatah, claimed responsibility Sunday for shooting an Israeli soldier in Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza.
In a statement, the brigades said one of its activists shot dead an Israeli soldier and was able to return to base safely.
Meanwhile, Eziddin Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, claimed responsibility for firing two missiles at the southern Israeli town of Sderot, close to Gaza Strip. (KUNA)

Palestinian factions shell Israeli settlements

GAZA, March 2 (KUNA) -- Israeli Army spokesman announced on Sunday that a number of Palestinian missiles attacked the Israeli settlement of Sderot, eastern Gaza Strip.
The spokesman told local radio that the missile explosions caused material damages to nearby houses as well as injuring residents.
Civil defense cars, ambulances and medical staff arrived swiftly to the town and treated the injuries on the scene.
Meanwhile, Eziddin Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas said that their operatives fired this morning a couple of missiles targeting the Israeli town of Sderot, in the third attack of its kind in 30 minutes.
The brigades also stated that they launched six missiles targeting the same settlement in three separated attacks, despite intensive Israeli air cover.
The brigades also launched earlier two "Qassam" missiles targeting the Israeli settlement of Muftahim near Gaza Strip.
Palestinian medical sources said that their staff found the corpses of two Palestinian girls who were killed in yesterday's Israeli air raid. (KUNA)

Palestinian missiles strike S. Israel

GAZA, March 2 (KUNA) -- A Palestinian missile was launched at the southern Israeli town of Nitev, according to the Israeli Army.
An army spokesman told Radio Israel that a Katyusha fell over an open area close to the town, but no casualties or material damage was sustained.
He added that three other missiles were also launched from northern Gaza, causing no damage.
Meanwhile, Saladin Brigades, the military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees, claimed responsibility for firing three missiles at Nahal Oz, southern Israel, this morning.
In relation, Palestinians held in Israeli jails declared a food strike in protest of the Israeli massacre in Gaza Strip. (KUNA)


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