A Palestinian man walks past a building at an abandoned airport that was hit by an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip March 20, 2010. Israeli aircraft struck at least seven targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday, a day after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave killed a Thai worker in Israel, Hamas security officials and witnesses said. The Israeli military confirmed several sites were hit, including two tunnels dug near the Israeli border fence, a weapons manufacturing site and the airport.
Palestinians carry a wounded man at al Najar a hospital in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on March 20, 2010 after Israeli aircraft hit a disused airport in southern Gaza injuring 11 people, two of them seriously, Palestinian medical officials and witnesses said. Cross-border exchanges occured as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was headed for a weekend visit to Gaza, the West Bank and Israel and as the United States sought to get Palestininans and Israelis talking peace.
A member of an Israeli special police forces unit arrests a Palestinian stone-thrower during clashes in the Shuafat Palestinian refugee camp in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem on March 20, 2010. As UN chief Ban Ki-moon said the international community ‘strongly supports’ Palestinian efforts to build a state at the start of his Middle East tour in Ramallah with the aim of reviving peace talks, Palestinian demonstrators clashed with Israeli security forces in the West Bank and east Jerusalem during anti-settlement protests.
An Israeli border policeman bundles an arrested Palestinian stone thrower into the back of a police vehicle during clashes in the Shuafat Palestinian refugee camp in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem on March 20, 2010. As UN chief Ban Ki-moon said the international community ‘strongly supports’ Palestinian efforts to build a state at the start of his Middle East tour in Ramallah with the aim of reviving peace talks, Palestinian demonstrators clashed with Israeli security forces in the West Bank and east Jerusalem during anti-settlement protests.
Masked Hamas members attend a rally in the Nusseirat refugee camp in the central of Gaza Strip on March 20, 2010 against Israel’s renovation of a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Old City and plans to build new settlements. The Quartet for the Middle East urged Israel Friday to stop building settlements and set a bold target for a final deal with the Palestinians by 2012 as it tried to kickstart the stalled peace process.
Israel serang lapangan terbang Gaza
BAITULMAQDIS: Pesawat Israel menyerang sebuah lapangan terbang yang tidak digunakan di selatan Gaza malam kelmarin, mencederakan 11 orang, dua daripadanya parah, kata pegawai perubatan Palestin dan saksi.
Empat peluru berpandu mengenai tapak itu, kata saksi. Mangsa yang cedera berada dalam lingkungan kawasan lapangan terbang, berhampiran bandar Rafah.
Satu kenyataan tentera Israel menggambarkan sasaran sebagai ‘tapak pengganas’ dan juruterbang mengesahkan serangan berkenaan. Pihak berkuasa Hamas pula memberitahu, pesawat Israel melepaskan lima peluru berpandu di lapangan terbang itu dan terowong sempadan berhampiran, mencederakan sekurang-kurangnya 12 orang.
Tentera Israel mengesahkan serangan kelmarin, mengatakan mereka menyasarkan aktiviti militan sebagai maklum balas terhadap serangan roket dari Gaza.
Ia adalah malam kedua Israel melancarkan serangan sejak satu roket dilepaskan dari Semenanjung Gaza mengorbankan seorang pekerja di ladang wilayah negara Yahudi itu, Khamis lalu. – AFP/AP