- Title: GAZA: TWELVE PEOPLE INJURED IN ISRAELI MISSILE STRIKE
- Date: 21st October 2003
- Summary: (W3) GAZA CITY, GAZA (OCTOBER 20, 2003) (REUTERS) 1. SLV DESTROYED BUILDING/ PULLOUT TO WIDE OF SCENE, CROWDS 0.12 2. SLV PEOPLE IN DEBRIS; WIDE OF SCENE/ CROWDS; RESCUE WORKERS BY DEBRIS/ SMOKE; WIDE OF SCENE/ CROWDS; RESCUE WORKERS BY DEBRIS/ SMOKE (5 SHOTS) 0.47 3. SLV DESTRUCTION INSIDE BUILDING; RESCUE WORKERS EXAMINING BUILDING; SMOKING BUILDING/ PULL OUT FO WIDE OF SCENE (4 SHOTS) 1.19 4. SLV AMBULANCE ARRIVING AT HOSPITAL/ WOUNDED TAKEN OUT AND INTO HOSPITAL; WOUNDED BOY TAKEN OUT OF AMBULANCE AND CARRIED INTO HOSPITAL (2 SHOTS) 2.16 5. SCU INTERIOR HOSPITAL/ WOUNDED BABY; WOUNDED WOMAN BEING TREATED; SCU MAN HOLDING WOUNDED BABY (3 SHOTS) 2.57 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: GAZA CITY, GAZA
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Reuters ID: LVAAFVDCS8U01OKEMWAW8NYN582U
- Story Text: Twelve people injured in Israeli strike on building
next to house of an Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza.
An Israeli warplane bombed a building next to the house
of an Islamic Jihad leader on Monday (October 20, 2003) in
a strike the army said was intended to destroy a workshop
used to manufacture weapons.
Twelve people, including four women and four children,
were hurt by shrapnel in the strike, none seriously.
Islamic Jihad leader Abdallah al-Shami was not hurt,
Islamic Jihad officials said.
The missile destroyed an uninhabited two-storey
building adjacent to Shami's house in a neighbourhood of
The army said the building was used as a workshop by
the militant Hamas group to manufacture Qassam rockets and
other weaponry used against Israel in a three-year-old
Palestinian uprising for statehood. Palestinian sources
said the building was owned by a family with close
connections to Hamas.
An army spokesman said the strike followed the firing
of a salvo of Qassam rockets at the Israeli desert town of
Sderot on Sunday. Nobody was hurt in this rocket attack.
The strike followed the killing of three Israeli
soldiers in an ambush in the West Bank on Sunday night
which was claimed by the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed
group linked to Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's Fatah
Khaled al Batish, a senior Islamic Jihad official, said
the air strike would only increase the Palestinian
determination to continue Jihad and resistance.
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