2 Palestinians killed, 1 injured by Israeli forces in Gaza strip

2 Palestinians killed, 1 injured by Israeli forces in Gaza strip

Gaza : Palestine | Jul 13, 2012 at 10:11 AM PDT
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Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas leader in Gaza, shakes hands with fellow Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal during their meeting in Doha

Israeli border soldiers deployed near the Erez crossing killed an armed Palestinian approaching the Gaza border fence on Friday.

Israeli army claimed that the Palestinian was in position to launch an anti-tank missile at Israeli soldiers near the security fence. Until this moment, the Israeli army refuses to hand over the dead body of the Palestinian, even after the Red Cross got involved.

Elsewhere, Israeli forces killed unarmed Palestinian and wounded another as they tried to infiltrate Israel's border with Egypt before dawn Friday.

According to an Israeli military spokeswoman, the two were trying to cross the Egyptian border into Israel when they were shot.

Israeli army radio reported Friday that the two men had tried to infiltrate from Sinai along a section of the border where the security fence, currently under construction, has not yet been completed.

According to Palestinian security source, the victims were at the Palestinian side of the border and Israeli army shot them during a routine round near the borders.

Meanwhile, the leadership of the Israeli interior front has warned and asked settlers who live in settlements that surround the Gaza Strip to stay close to shelters and make all the required fortifications, advising of a possible Palestinian attempt to attack Israel, Ynet news reported.

On Thursday morning during an Israeli air raid on the Gaza Strip, Mahmoud Al-Haiji, a member of the Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, was killed and five people were injured in an Israeli artillery shell fired on al-Shujaiyeh neighborhood, east of Gaza city.

For his part, the head of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Ismail Haniyeh, called on Egypt to allow trade through the Rafah crossing on the border between Gaza and Egypt.

Haniyeh told the new Egyptian leader, Mohamed Morsi, what he expected of him, declaring that the crossing should be open 24 hours a day and requesting the free movement of goods.

"We are confident that Egypt, the revolution led by Morsi, will never provide cover for any new aggression or war on Gaza," Haniyeh added.

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4255056,00.html

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2 Palestinian killed, one injured by Israeli forces in Gaza strip
A man mourns over the body of Hamas gunman Mahmoud al-Hegi during his funeral at a mosque in Gaza City July 12, 2012. REUTERS
saleh1966 is based in Gaza, Ġazzah, Palestine, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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