Tank Fire Kills Two Palestinians, Wounds Seven in Israeli Attack on Military Intelligence Unit
Two members of the Palestinian military intelligence were killed and seven injured in an Israeli attack on their unit on Mount Eibal near the West Bank city of Nablus, said reports.
Al Jazeera satellite channel said that the shelling was ongoing by 13:30 local time (11:30 GMT) Thursday.
Meanwhile, the station said that the Israeli forces had earlier in the day occupied a hill overlooking the Nablus village of Kufur Qalleel.
The Israeli forces also injured seven Palestinians the Gaza Strip as they bombarded Rafah area.
Since the fall 2000 outbreak of the latest Palestinian uprising against 34 years of Israeli military occupation, CNN reports that Palestinians have killed over 112 Israelis with weapons ranging from stones and knives to machineguns and car bombs. Israeli military sources have reported well over 600 injuries to Israelis of Jewish descent.
In the same time period, according to CNN, Israeli soldiers and armed Jewish settlers have killed 13 Arab Israelis and over 458 Palestinians with weapons ranging from machineguns and tanks to US-made Apache helicopter gunships and F-16s.
According to Amnesty International, nearly 100 of the Palestinians killed were children.
In addition, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society has reported over 14,000 Palestinians wounded, and puts the number killed at over 520.
Jewish author Noam Chomsky, who according to a New York Times Book Review article is “arguably the most important intellectual alive,” has been quoted as saying: “State terrorism is an extreme form of terrorism, generally much worse than individual terrorism because it has the resources of a state behind it.” – Albawaba.com