- Title: GAZA: AFTER HEAVY FIGHTING ISRAELI FORCES WITHDRAW FROM JABALAYA REFUGEE CAMP
- Date: 12th September 2004
- Summary: (W3) JABALAYA REFUGEE CAMP, GAZA STRIP (SEPTEMBER 11, 2004) (REUTERS) 1. SLV PEOPLE RUNNING AWAY FROM GUNFIRE AT NIGHT; SLV PEOPLE PUTTING OUT FIRE IN HOUSE HIT BY TANK FIRE; SLV TANK LEAVING CAMP AT NIGHT 1.09 2. SLV CAMP WITH AUDIO OF GUNFIRE 1.20 3. SLV DAYLIGHT AFTERMATH OF RAID; SLV PEOPLE LOOKING AT PLACE WHERE TANKS STOOD; SLV DESTROYED HOUSES 1.48 4. SLV PALESTINIAN BULLDOZER BUILDING A MAKESHIFT ROAD AND CLEARING DEBRIS 2.29 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: JABALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, GAZA STRIP
- Country: Palestinian Territories
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- Story Text: After heavy fighting Israeli forces withdraw from
Jabalaya refugee camp in Gaza.
Israeli forces withdrew early on Saturday (September
11, 2004) from a northern Gaza Strip refugee camp, three days
after launching an incursion that killed eight
Palestinians, five of them civilians.
The Israeli army said the raid was meant to prevent
groups launching rockets at Israeli towns.
Soldiers also reopened several key roads in Gaza as
they pulled out of Jabalaya refugee camp before dawn. But
troops remained in other northern parts of the coastal Gaza
Tanks and jeeps left the camp under heavy fighting. An
Israeli tank fired a shell at a house and set it on fire.
No injuries where reported from the incident.
The forces re-deployed to the outskirts of the camp,
keeping up the pressure on the northern Gaza Strip
On Friday (September 10), the Israeli army killed three
Palestinians, including a militant, as forces sealed off
the Palestinian territories for the Jewish holiday season
Israel's raid of Jabalaya refugee camp, a militant
stronghold, was the latest chapter in military reprisals
for suicide bombings that killed 16 people in Israel last
The latest casualties marked eight Palestinian deaths
in the camp by troops since the start of the raid late on
Wednesday (September 8), Israel's largest operation in
months. Medics said over 100 Palestinians were wounded as
gunbattles flared in the camp.
The growing spiral of violence could further complicate
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw
troops and settlers from the occupied Gaza Strip by the end
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