Israeli missile strike in Gaza

A two-storey building in the Khan Yunis refugee camp in southern Gaza Strip has come under fire from an Israeli helicopter.

    Random attacks have left many Palestinian homes damaged

    Witnesses said the helicopter fired a missile at the building early on Thursday. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

    The Israeli occupation army later said the air force had targeted a weapons workshop of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas.

    It said the attack was followed by a "series of explosions, indicating there was a large amount of explosives inside".

    On the other hand, locals said the two-storey building housed a home and a metal foundry.

    Dozens of neighbours gathered at the scene of the blast, some of them trying to extinguish the blaze while others combed through the rubble in search of casualties.

    Thursday's air attack came as Gaza coped with a surge in internal strife over demands for Palestinian President Yasir Arafat to reform his security apparatus and delegate wider powers to his prime minister, Ahmad Quraya.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Improving eco-efficiency within a capitalist growth-oriented system will not save the environment.