Special report: New violence between
|Palestinians gather around the lifeless bodies of
Mohammed Roka, 5-years old (top), and his sister Needa after they were killed in an Israeli Missile strike,
at the morgue in Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, Tuesday, June 20, 2006.
GAZA, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Three Palestinians children were
killed and 11 others wounded Tuesday evening in an Israeli airstrike on a car
north of Gaza City, medics said.
Joma'a Saqqa, chief of emergency at Shiffa Hospital
in Gaza City, said that a six-year-old boy, a five-year-old girl and a
15-year-old boy were killed in the airstrike and 11 others injured.
He said that of the injured, three children were in
critical condition and the rest sustained moderate injury.
Palestinian witnesses said that an Israeli drone
fired at least one air-to-surface missile at a car that drove on a road between
Gaza and the town of Jabalya, adding that those who were in the car managed to
jump out of the car and ran away. They added that the missile directly hit the
car, and its shrapnel hit 14 people, most of them children.
Palestinian security sources said that the three
militants in the car were members of the al-Aqsa Brigades, the Fatah movement's
An Israeli army spokesman told Israel Radio that the
Israeli air forces targeted a group of Palestinian militants involved in firing
homemade rockets at Israel.
The airstrike came shortly after the Israeli Defense Ministry decided to carry out tough measures against Palestinian militant groups which fire homemade rockets at towns in southern Israel. Enditem