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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-11-09 12:18 PM
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11. Israeli bomb shrapnel wounds 4 Egyptians
Edited on Sun Jan-11-09 12:18 PM by Kristi1696
Source: Reuters

11 Jan 2009 16:57:24 GMT
Source: Reuters

ISMAILIA, Egypt, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Two Egyptian children and two police officers were wounded by shrapnel from Israeli bombs near a crossing point at Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip on Sunday, security sources said.

The children, aged two and five, and the two officers were the first Egyptians to be wounded by Israeli bombs since the Israeli offensive against Gaza began on Dec. 27, and were taken to hospitals in el-Arish.

There were no details of the gravity of their injuries.

Witnesses said Egyptian houses near the border and government offices at the crossing were damaged by shrapnel on Sunday.

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(Reporting by Yusri Mohamed, writing by Aziz El-Kaissouni; editing by Tim Pearce)

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/usTopNews/idUKTRE50A1XS20...



This, in addition to reports of Israeli planes violating Egyptian airspace. You've got to wonder, despite Israeli denials, how they're bombing so close to the Egyptian border without actually crossing it.

Egypt police, children wounded in Israeli air strikes

RAFAH, Egypt (AFP) Two Egyptian police officers and two children were wounded by shrapnel on Sunday during Israeli air strikes near the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, a security official said.

The children, aged two and five, and the policemen have been hospitalised but the seriousness of their wounds was not immediately clear, the official said, adding that that "tens of homes were damaged by shrapnel."

"They were wounded by shrapnel when the Israeli air force bombed the border area," said the official, adding that the air strikes appeared to be targeting smuggling tunnels about 400 metres (yards) from the Egyptian border with Gaza.

Witnesses have said that Israeli warplanes violate Egyptian airspace daily as they carry out low-altitude raids on Gaza. Unmanned drones are also frequently seen over Egypt...

More:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jVnX...

Edited to change link to official Reuters site.
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