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Funerals for eight victims of Israeli action in Gaza

April 20, 2008 9:21 A.M. (Updated: April 20, 2008 9:21 A.M.)
Gaza - Ma'an - Gaza - Ma'an - Funeral processions were held on Sunday in the Gaza Strip for eight Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip.

Two of the victims were children who died on Sunday of wounds sustained last Wednesday in the Israeli shelling which killed Reuters' cameraman Fadil Shana'a. Palestinian medical sources named the children as Ahmad Najjar and 16-year-old Bilal Dhaimi.

A Palestinian activist affiliated to Hamas' Al-Qassam Brigades was killed and four others were injured on Sunday morning when an Israeli reconnaissance plane launched a missile at a group of activists in the Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza City.

Palestinian medical sources said Najib Sarahnah was killed in the attack, while the four injured sustained moderate and serious wounds.

On Saturday evening, Al-Qassam Brigades activist Muhammad Mousa was killed in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Minutes before that four Al-Qassam Brigades activists were killed and two others were injured also in Jabalia.

Muawiya Hassanain, the director of ambulance and emergency services in the Palestinian health ministry identified the deceased as Muhammad Abdul-Rahman, Zahir Shamiyya, Hisham Dhahir and Riyad Tanani. They were taken to Kamal Udwan Hospital along with two injured activists.

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