Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:28 PM
Scurrilous (26,947 posts)
Owner of destroyed Gaza dairy factory challenges Israel
"Ahmed Dalloul, 34-year-old owner of a dairy factory, stood near the rubble of his factory angrily and sadly. He was unable to find out a logical explanation for Israeli aerial attack that destroyed his factory Sunday night, the fourth time in three years.
"The Israeli warplanes directly struck my factory at Sabra neighborhood in Gaza City last night for no reason. I don't understand why Israel destroys my factory each time I rebuild it and fix it," Dalloul said, adding that "My factory was destroyed four times in the past three years."
Overnight Sunday, Israeli war jets carried out two airstrikes against the Gaza Strip, one targeting an empty cultivated area and the other targeting Dalloul's factory, leaving one civilian who lives near the factory moderately injured."
""I challenge Israel and all its security apparatuses that there are any kinds of weapons or rockets in my factory," Dalloul said, adding that he built up the factory 14 years ago and his losses over the past three years reached more than one million U.S. dollars.
Industry in the Gaza Strip has been badly damaged since Israel had imposed a tight blockade on the enclave and considered it a hostile entity after Hamas violently seized control of it in June 2007. According to official figures, Israel had destroyed over 80 percent of the Gaza Strip's industry."
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Tue Jun 5, 2012, 04:26 PM
Swede (27,081 posts)
1. One hurt in overnight Israeli raids on Gaza
The Israeli military carried out air strikes on Gaza overnight, injuring one Palestinian, after a rocket was fired at southern Israel, the army and Palestinian medical sources said on Monday.
"Overnight, IAF (Israel Air Force) aircraft targeted a weapons manufacturing facility and a terror tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were identified," it said.
"The targeting of these sites was in response to the rocket fire on communities in southern Israel," it said, referring to a rocket which hit the Eshkol region along the southern stretch of the Gaza border, without causing injuries or damage.