At least four Palestinians were killed and 11 others wounded in an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip late Tuesday, Palestinian medical sources said. According to them, the attack near Khan Younis was aimed at a police unit, the Executive Force of Hamas which controls the coastal territory.
Five Palestinians were also injured on Tuesday evening after an israeli airstrike near Jabaliya.
Meanwhile, Hamas has announced that a Palestinian conference due to be held in Syria would be postponed to coincide with the US-sponsored summit. Hamas movement originally slated the anti Fatah conference for November 7 in Damascus but Palestinian organizations based in Syria said the conference would now be held at the same time as the US-led peace conference in Annapolis.
Talal Naji, a senior official of the Syria-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, said that a preparatory committee had rescheduled the Damascus gathering, initially planned for Nov. 7-9, to have it "coincide with the Bush conference." "This will make it more effective,'' Naji said.