Wednesday 14 January 2009

Israeli war on Gaza claims 930 lives so far mostly civilians

GAZA, (PIC)-- The Israeli occupation forces' war on Gaza Strip has entered its 18th day on Tuesday with the number of victims rising to 930 and the injured to 4300 the vast majority of whom are civilians.

Dr. Muaiwya Hasanein, the director of ambulance and emergency in the health ministry, told the PIC on Tuesday that the martyrs included 286 children and 95 women. He added that the victims were mostly civilians in the light of the continued IOF shelling on densely populated residential areas.

He noted that 375 of the wounded are in very serious conditions, and pointed out that the wounded included 1490 children and around 690 women.

Hasanein said that 13 paramedics and doctors were killed in the IOF deliberate targeting of medical teams while 32 others were injured and 15 ambulance cars were destroyed along with a number of civil defense vehicles.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian armed wings led by the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, succeeded in repulsing the second IOF attempt to advance into Gaza city from several axes.

Qassam sources said that 11 IOF army vehicles were destroyed in the violent clashes at the outskirts of Gaza city.

PIC reporters said that the IOF tanks tried to advance at dawn Tuesday under concentrated air and sea bombardment that included the use of the internationally banned incendiary bombs.

Qassam fighters confronted the advancing tanks with RPGs and explosive devices, which forced those tanks to retreat.

Local sources noted that the IOF troops infuriated over their failure to enter Gaza city opened indiscriminate firing at residential quarters inflicting an unspecified number of martyrs and wounded who could not be evacuated due to the continued IOF shelling.

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