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Army shells Gaza; one resident killed, his nephew injured
By Saed Bannoura
April 06, 2008

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported on Saturday that Israeli soldiers fired an artillery shell at Jabalia town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, killing one resident and injuring his nephew.

Dr. Bassam Abu Warda, head of Kamal Adwan Hospital, told the French Press Agency that resident Rafat Mansour, 35, was killed, and that his nephew as injured, after the army fired an artillery shell near the Eastern Graveyard, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

The wounded nephew was identified as Omar Mansour, 19; he was hospitalized after being hit by shell fragmentations in his pelvis and legs.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army claimed that gunmen fired an anti-tank shell at a military patrol driving near the border area, but did not confirm that the army fired back.

Moreover, troops invaded Wadi Al Salqa village, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and kidnapped three residents.

At least 6330 Palestinians have been killed by the army since the outbreak of the Al Aqsa Intifada in September 2000, most of them were civilians, France Presse reported.

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