Six injured in Israel's Gaza raid

Six Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli gunfire after occupation troops, backed by tanks and armoured vehicles, invaded the northern Gaza Strip.

    Missile attacks in Gaza killed 14 Hamas fighters on Tuesday

    Helicopters fired heavy machine guns to keep residents from open areas that have allegedly been used to launch rockets, witnesses said.

    Early on Wednesday, more than 40 Israeli tanks and armoured vehicles invaded Sharq al-Idara al-Madaniya and Abd Raba farm, east of Jabaliya town, and demolished farmlands in the area close to the Green Line, east of the Gaza Strip.

    The towns were sealed off, Aljazeera's correspondent reported.

    Other vehicles tightly besieged Badawiya village, took up positions on the outskirts of the town of Bait Lahiya and seized control of Bait Hanun farm, al-Tarbiya and al-Ta'lim district, overlooking Shaikh Zayyid's city north of Bait Lahiya.

    Medics said six Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire.

    A spokesman for the Israeli occupation army said the latest raid, one of the biggest in north Gaza in months, "was to stop and prevent the firing of more rockets at Israeli towns".

    The raid came a day after Israel's strike against Hamas resistance fighters, killing 14 in Gaza City - the highest single-day toll in the coastal enclave since 12 May, when troops killed 15 Palestinians in raids in Gaza City and the southern Gaza Strip.

    SOURCE: Aljazeera + Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.