Thursday, February 12, 2009

Israel shoots at Gaza peace activists

Israeli troops have opened fire on foreign activists in the Gaza Strip after launching a fresh attack on the region early in the morning.

The activists came under fire while they were helping Palestinian farmers in the southern city of Khan Yunis on Thursday, Press TV has learned.

There were no reports of injuries in the attack.

Earlier in the day, Israeli helicopters fired two missiles on a Hamas headquarter in the city, causing more damage to the building -- which had previously been subject to deadly Israeli strikes during the recent war on Gaza.

Tel Aviv announced a unilateral ceasefire in mid January in a bid to divert media attention away from its offensive but continues to hit targets in the Palestinian strip on a regular basis.

Israeli troops have also been staging limited attacks in the territory.

Israel's latest war on Gaza began on December 27 and lasted 23 days, during which almost 1,400 people were killed, at least 500 of them children. Nearly 5,450 Gazans were also hospitalized.


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