Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Israel jetfighters hit Gaza in response to rockets  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 20/08/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Israel launched airstrikes on Gaza Tuesday evening and Palestinian sources said they targeted open cultivated areas, but injured five people, among them three children.

Israeli air fighters carried out up to 30 airstrikes on the Strip, following military claims that rockets were launched from the Strip on Israeli towns, local media reports said in Gaza. The airstrikes hit targets in Gaza and Khan Younis as well as areas north and center of the Strip, in addition to the eastern outskirts of Rafah in the south, where three people were wounded.

The Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS) accused Israel of escalating the situation in Gaza.

The movement denied in a short statement launching rockets on Israel, noting that the "Israeli airstrikes aim at aborting the Cairo negotiations seeking a truce." The statement held the "Israeli occupation, government and military responsible for the military escalation, and ensuing consequences." Earlier today,the Israeli Army stated that three rockets had been fired from the Strip despite a truce that was supposed to have remained in place until midnight - two landed in the Beersheba area and one landing in Netivot.


Israeli security sources accused some smaller factions in Gaza of launching the rockets, not Hamas.

No Palestinian faction in the Strip has claimed responsibility for the rocket fire.

Meanwhile, thousands of Palestinians in Gaza were forced to leave their homes in the evening for fear of the Israeli airstrikes. Many of them were seen heading to schools used as shelters, where they lived till few days ago.

Local media reports in the Strip said that Palestinians left their houses in Beit Hanoun, Beit Lahia (Northern Gaza) and Abasan and Rafah in the south.

In the meantime, Radio Israel said that the Israeli delegation to the Cairo negotiations returned to Tel Aviv tonight, as ordered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau following the rocket fire from Gaza.

 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




  MENA News Headlines
 Jun 30 2016 - Tennis: Roger Federer ends Willis' Wimbledon fairytaleMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Marcus Willis'' Wimbledon fairytale came to an end against Roger Federer, but the British qualifier''s 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 defeat couldn''t ruin a day to remember for the new star ...

 Jun 30 2016 -  Tough love: psychology of Argentina's Messi relationshipMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Like neurotic parents, Argentines swung from criticism to unconditional love for their star footballer Lionel Messi this week, providing the soccer-mad nation''s many ...

 Jun 30 2016 -  Cricket: Anil Kumble takes charge with eye on bowlersMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Anil Kumble thinks a year - and 17 Test matches - is enough for India to make its mark on all three formats of cricket. Kumble''s one-year contract as coach of the national ...

 Jun 30 2016 - Golden age Hollywood starlet Olivia de Havilland turns 100Muscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Paris- Screen legend Olivia de Havilland, who turns 100 on Friday, is the last surviving star from "Gone with the Wind" and one of the last great stars of ...

 Jun 30 2016 - Obama to campaign with Clinton, Trump shrinks gapMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Washington- President Barack Obama will campaign with presumptive Democratic White House nominee Hillary Clinton for the first time next Tuesday, as a new poll shows a ...

 Jun 30 2016 - New York's Empire State Building to go dark for TurkeyMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) New York- New York''s famed Empire State Building will go dark on Wednesday in tribute to the 41 people killed and 239 wounded in a suicide attack at Istanbul''s main ...

 Jun 30 2016 -  Brazil has 'total confidence' in Olympics securityMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Rio de Janeiro- Brazil has "total confidence" that it can ensure security for more than half a million tourists and athletes attending the Rio Olympics this August, ...

 Jun 30 2016 -  Eight killed as fire guts pharmacy in IndiaMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Mumbai- Eight people were killed when a fire gutted a pharmacy in India''s financial capital Mumbai on Thursday, police said. One other person was seriously injured in the ...

 Jun 30 2016 -  Engine failure, errors by crew led to deadly Taipei crash: reportMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Taipei - A plane crash in Taiwan that killed 43 people when a passenger jet plunged into a river was caused by engine failure and flight crew errors, a damning final ...

 Jun 30 2016 - NY entrepreneur swapping start-ups for charityMuscat Daily
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) New York- After making millions before turning 40, a New York-based entrepreneur is dreaming of transforming charitable giving by bringing his start-up stardust and ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help