Children and women wounded during Israeli air raids on impoverished Gaza 22Mar11 March 23, 2011

The Palestinian Information Centre -  22 March 2011

Israeli warplanes at a late hour Monday bombed civilian areas in the densely-populated Gaza Strip wounding 18 Palestinians, mostly children and women, and inflicting considerable damage on property.

Spokesman for the emergency and ambulance authority Adham Abu Salmiya told the Palestinian information center (PIC) that the hospitals received 18 casualties including seven children and six women, 11 of them were taken to Al-Shafa hospital and the others to Kamal Adwan hospital.

Last night, Israeli aerial attacks were waged on densely-populated area in Khan Younis, south of Gaza, destroying homes and a mosque.

Warplanes also bombed Abdel Aziz Al-Rantissi police site in Al-Tu’am area, northwest of Gaza city which led to its destruction and the injury of a number of Palestinians, a security source told the PIC.

A clinic in Tu’am area was also damaged as a result of the bombing. It is the only medical center in the northwestern areas of Gaza.

Other Air raids were carried out on the same day on an empty piece of land in Jabal Al-Rayes area and a factory for the manufacture of concrete blocks in Al-Tufah neighborhood east of Gaza city as well as a foundry in Al-Zeitoun neighborhood east of Gaza.

Earlier, warplanes bombed a workshop for repairing cars east of Gaza city and destroyed it completely.

It was also reported that a site belonging to Al-Ahrar resistance movement behind Al-Maqousi towers were bombed.

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