Wednesday, April 16, 2008
"GAZA, (PIC)-- An IOF missile raid targeting a group of citizens in central Gaza Strip on Wednesday killed 12 Palestinians while many others were wounded, medical sources reported.
They said that the massacre was committed near Ihsan Mosque east of Juhr Al-Dik in central Gaza, and noted that among the martyrs were a mother and her son.
Eyewitnesses said that six IOF Apaches fired four to six missiles at a group of citizens including children who were playing near a field in Juhr Al-Dik. Paramedics said that most of the martyrs' bodies were dismembered as a result of the shelling.
The number of Palestinian martyrs so far on Wednesday rose to 17 after the death of a Palestinian citizen this afternoon in two IOF air raids in Beit Lahia north of Gaza that also wounded five citizens.
Four members of the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, were killed at dawn Wednesday while confronting an IOF incursion east of Shujaiah suburb in Gaza city."