A pregnant woman and two children were wounded in Gaza on Thursday in renewed Israeli shelling of the besieged enclave, medical sources said.
Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra, the health ministry’s spokesman, told reporters that Israeli raids and shelling after midnight Wednesday injured 12 citizens bringing the number of the wounded up to 150 since start of the aggression on Wednesday.
He said that Israeli warplanes never ceased flying over the Strip as sounds of explosions are heard every now and then in various areas as a result of fresh raids.
Three members of the Qassam Brigades were killed in an earlier raid on Thursday in Khan Younis, south of Gaza Strip.
Medical sources told the PIC reporter that 15 Palestinians were killed in the Israeli raids since Wednesday including chief commander of the Hamas’s armed wing the Qassam Brigades, Ahmed Al-Ja’bari, an 11-month-old infant, a three-year-old baby girl, a young woman, and a 65-year-old man.
The Gazan Interior Ministry and National Security warned of promoting Israeli lies which aim to destabilize security and stability in Gaza.
The ministry spokesman Islam Shahwan warned in press conference on Thursday against the enemy’s attempts to spread panic among the citizens through psychological warfare, calling on the Palestinian people not to deal with them.
The food and fuel commodity is available, the spokesman said, urging the citizens not to worry.
Shahwan also warned all traders of any attempt to raise prices, adding that the ministry has published phone numbers for all security agencies and services for any emergency.
Shahwan concluded the conference by calling on the Palestinian people to face the aggression, and to show patience and the bright image of Palestinian steadfastness.
Palestinian Information Centre – 15/11/2012