New Israeli incursions in Gaza, West Bank, Israel demolishes 15 Palestinian houses
Palestine-Israel, Military, 9/13/2002
The Israeli forces on Thursday continued their open attacks against the Palestinians in preparations for invading all parts of Gaza. On Wednesday, the Israeli tanks incurred in Gaza, Rafah and al-Maghazi camp and various areas in the West Bank and Gaza.
The Israeli bulldozers demolished 15 Palestinian houses in these areas while the Israeli forces carried out a vast detention campaign during which they arrested more than 70 Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza under the charge of resisting the Israeli occupation and not getting licenses permitting them to work and existed in the territories of 1948.
One Palestinian was wounded during an Israeli incursion on Thursday morning in al-Suja'eya area to the east of Gaza and in several areas there and Israel demolished 6 houses totally whereas other three houses were partially damaged.
On the other hand, an Israeli military spokesman admitted that several shells and intensive fire were directed at the Israeli occupation positions and settlements in Gaza on Wednesday, giving no further details.
A spokesman for the Israeli occupation army on Thursday admitted that one army officer was wounded when the Israeli forces broke into the city of Toulkarem to the north of the West Bank.
The spokesman said that the army officer was wounded when the Palestinians opened fire at the Israeli soldiers to prevent them from incurring into the city.
On the other hand, Ezz Eddine al-Qassam group, the military wing of the Palestinian national resistance movement Hamas claimed responsibility for firing "Qassam 2" missiles at Israeli settlements in retaliation to the Israeli forces demolishing the house of one member of al-Qassam group in al-Shuja'eya quarters in Gaza.
In a statement, al-Qassam groups said that one of its cells in Gaza bombarded on Thursday at dawn "Cupitz Saad" settlement by three Qassam 2 missiles.
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