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Three Palestinians killed in Israeli bombardment near Beit Hanoun

Feb. 23, 2008 4:32 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 23, 2008 4:32 P.M.)
Gaza - Ma'an - Three Palestinians were killed in an Israeli artillery bombardment on the An-Nizar area, east of the town of Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip on Saturday.

Dr. Mu'awiyya Hassanain, the director of ambulance and emergency services in the Palestinian Health Ministry, named the victims as Muhammad Talal Az-Za'aneen, Ibrahim Zeidan Abu Jarad and Muhammad Hassanein, an employee at the Jordan Bank in beit Hanoun. All three victims were taken to Ash-Shuhada Hospital in Beit Hanoun.

Residents said the three were having lunch with a friend and had just finished eating when Israeli forces fired a ground missile at the house. The three men were killed immediately the missile struck.

The armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, announced that Muhammad Talal Az-Za'aneen was one of their members.

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