A Palestinian mother and her children killed in a fresh Israeli attack on Gaza

Sunday January 04, 2009 15:40 by Rami Almeghari – IMEMC & Agencies

A Palestinian mother and her four children were reportedly killed in a most recent Israeli attack on Gaza on Sunday, medics and witnesses reported.
Medical sources reported that the mother and her children, of the Baker family in the Gaza neighborhood of Attufah, were all killed today afternoon after their house was shelled by Israeli tanks.
Among those killed was a one-year-old boy and a two-year-old girl, medics said.
They added that earlier in the day, a four-member family of the Barbakh clan in southern Gaza Strip, including resistance fighter, Mohammad Barbakh, his father and his two brothers , were killed in an Israeli air strike.
Over the past 24 hours, Israeli troops have been carrying out a ground invasion of different parts of the Gaza Strip, within continued Israeli war on Gaza , which began last Saturday with hundreds of aerial raids on the coastal region.

Earlier in the day, Israeli warplanes hit a market place in Gaza city, causing the death of five Palestinian residents and injury of four others. A Hamas local leader, identified as Mohammad Abu Hila and his comrade Jehad Hamdan, were among the killed.
According to medical records, the number of those killed in the last 24 hours has reached 30 , including a dozen children and women, as more than 100 others have been wounded.
Since last Saturday, the Israeli war on the coastal enclave has claimed the lives of 505 Palestinians including many civilian men , women and children and wounded more than 2300 others including about 300 in critical conditions.


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