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A Look at Israeli Attacks


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By The Associated Press

October 7, 2002, 6:58 PM EDT

Here is a list of Israeli attacks on Palestinians that caused extensive civilian casualties.

* May 18, 2001: An Israeli F-16 warplane attacks a Nablus jail, killing 11 people, mostly policemen, and wounding 30 people. The target of the strike was the prison's only inmate, Hamas militant Mahmoud Abu Hanoud. He escaped with light injuries.

* March 4, 2002: Israeli tank shells hit a pickup truck in Ramallah, killing the wife of an Islamic militant and her three children. A second car is hit by shrapnel, killing two children. The target was the owner of the truck, Hamas leader Hussein Abu Kweik. He was not in the vehicle.

* July 23, 2002: An F-16 warplane drops a one-ton bomb on an apartment house in Gaza City, killing Saleh Shehadeh, head of the Hamas military wing, and his bodyguard. Thirteen bystanders, including nine children, are also killed.

* Sept. 26, 2002: Two Hamas militants are killed in a helicopter missile attack in Gaza aimed at Hamas bombing mastermind Mohammed Deif. At least 15 children are among 35 people wounded, and Deif was also wounded.

* Oct. 7, 2002: Fourteen people are killed in an army raid on Khan Younis, a town in the central Gaza Strip. Eleven died when a missile slammed into a large crowd. Palestinian officials said all the dead were civilians, while the Israeli army most were armed men killed in battle.

Copyright 2002, The Associated Press


 




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