Four Palestinians Injured by Israeli Attack on Gaza
Four Palestinians were injured, one critically, early Thursday when Israel shelled Khan Yonis in the Gaza Strip, said reports.
Overnight, the northern part of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank towns of Jericho and Jenin fell under severe Israeli attack on Wednesday night, when US-made Apache helicopters were used to fire missiles at Palestinian security posts, reported Al Jazeera TV.
At least 15 people where injured when the police command in north Gaza was rocketed by the Israeli forces.
There were no reports of injuries in Jericho and Jenin up to midnight.
Palestinian police told Reuters that helicopters fired at least four missiles at two police targets, one of them a Palestinian Preventive Security headquarters, in the Jabalya refugee camp in northern Gaza, where some 80,000 Palestinians live.
A Reuters correspondent said he saw one missile flying towards northern Gaza and Palestinian witnesses said they saw two other missiles.
The Israeli army said in a statement it had attacked the security post after several shooting incidents and other attacks against Israelis were planned and carried out from the area.
"The army spokesman emphasizes that the army will continue to fight Palestinian terror and will do everything in its power to protect Israeli citizens and soldiers," the statement was quoted by the agency as saying.
In the northern West Bank town of Jenin, an Israeli helicopter fired at least seven missiles at the city's main police headquarters, Palestinian witnesses said.
They said the attacks caused a blackout in the city of about 30,000 people. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
In the Gaza Strip, the security headquarters was left with blasted walls, shattered windows and burned and broken furniture after the missile strike.
Some 5,000 refugees flooded the camp's streets, chanting "Long live death" and "Revenge, revenge, revenge." They encircled the headquarters in the heart of the refugee camp.
PALESTINIAN MOTORIST TRIES TO RUN DOWN ISRAELI POLICEMEN
Meanwhile, the Jerusalem Post newspaper said that a Palestinian motorist reportedly tried to run down an Israeli border policeman on the road between the villages of Hizme and Anatot east of Jerusalem.
A police helicopter tracked and caught one of the Palestinians after their vehicle fled the scene towards Jericho, but the driver of the vehicle escaped, said the paper.
BOMB EXPLODES NEAR ISRAELI ARMY VEHICLE, NO INJURIES
In another incident, a bomb exploded early Thursday adjacent to an Israeli army vehicle traveling along an access road to an outpost on Mount Eval near Nablus, said the Jerusalem Post. There were no injuries.
The vehicle sustained some damage in the blast.
Elsewhere, Palestinian gunmen reportedly fired at Israeli forces close to the village of Tel Aras in the West Bank, the paper added.
Palestinians sources said a 45-year-old man sustained serious wounds in the exchange of gunfire, according to Israel Radio.
ISRAELI SECURITY FORCES ARREST FOUR PALESTINIANS
The Jerusdalem Post said that Israeli security forces arrested overnight four Palestinians from the Qalandia refugee camp, which straddles northern Jerusalem's city limits.
The four are “suspected of taking part in terrorist activities against Israelis,” said the paper, citing Israel Radio.
BOMB DAMAGES TEL AVIV-HAIFA RAILROAD
In an unprecedented incident, a bomb believed to have be planted by Palestinians exploded on the railroad tracks connecting Binyamina and Zichron Yacov, mid-way between Tel Aviv and the northern coastal city of Haifa, reported Israel Radio.
No one was injured, but the last train car was damaged, said the radio, adding that all the railway transportation from Tel Aviv to the northern Israel was stopped.
Reports have said that more Israelis have resorted to rail transportation after a series of bus bombs carried out by Palestinians - Albawaba.com
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