New Israeli massacre in Gaza Strip: 11 Palestinians dead
An Israeli missile fired from an aircraft hit a vehicle in Gaza on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and wounding many more, witnesses said. Israeli military sources said the car was carrying a Palestinian rocket-launching squad, Israel Radio reported. "There was an attack on a car that was heading to fire rockets at Israel," an army spokeswoman said in Tel Aviv, according to Reuters.
Witnesses said they saw rockets in the wreckage of a yellow van and at least 11 people were died in the attack east of Gaza City. Local residents said the men in the vehicle belonged to the Islamic Jihad. Witnesses said that the Israeli plane hit a car at Saladin Street, east of Gaza, when the paramedics and people gathered around the car to help the casualties, the Israelis shot another two missiles killing and wounding scores of people.
Hospital sources in Gaza said that 11 people, including two children and women, were killed in Gaza city during the Israeli raids. A man, his two children and two paramedics were among the victims. According to WAFA, Dr. Joma Saqqa, Director of Shifa hospital, said that two children and an ambulance driver were killed in the Israeli attack.
"What happened today is a brutal massacre committed against innocent civilians and fighters from our group," said Kader Abib, an Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza. "The Zionist enemy insists on shedding Palestinian blood and we insist on going ahead with our Jihad and resistance. God willing the resistance groups... will have a harsh response. All options are open for us."