Tank shell wounds two women, child, Abdel Shafi says resistance should be
By Zakaria Al-Tilmis
GAZA, March 9 (KUNA) -- A single Israeli tank shell crashed into a house in
the Palestinian refugee camp of Rafah on Sunday wounding two women and a baby
girl, witnesses said.
They said the attack was carried out by Israeli troops, manning a tank
stationed on the Egyptian-Jordanian border. Simultaneously, several houses
were showered with machine-gun fire.
The witnesses said one of the two women who were wounded when the single
shell hit the house was suffering from critical cuts.
Israel radio said a Jewish settler was wounded in Naveh Dikalim near Khan
Youness, when a Palestinian gunman attacked the settlement. The setter was
taken to hospital for treatment.
Palestinian medical sources in Khan Youness said a Palestinian child was
wounded with shrapnel of an artillery shell. The child, aged 8, was wounded in
the back while he was strolling on a road in the town.
Palestinians in the port city of Gaza said that the body of a fisherman,
Ibrahim Abu Saqr, whose boat disappeared in rough seas several days ago, was
located today on Gaza beach. Bruises appeared on his body, fuelling strong
belief that he might have been roughed up by Israeli naval personnel before
Meanwhile, former MP Haidar Abdel Shafi called for reviewing the strategy
of resistance against the occupation, saying "the martydom operations have
deprived the Palestinian cause of international solidarity.
"The actual condition warrants restricting the fight to defensive means
because no one criticizes the people who defend their rights."
Several Palestinian leaders have made self-criticisms of the usage of arms
in the resistance against the occupation. Among the eminent critics is Mahmoud
Abbas, Abu Mazen, freshly chosen to be prime minister of the Palestinian
At least 3,000 people have been killed since the uprising broke out in
September 2000. (end)
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