ARAB ISRAELI RELATIONS - Aug 21 - Israel Kills Six Hamas Fighters.Six Hamas fighters were killed in the Gaza Strip Gaza Strip (gäz`ə), (2003 est. pop. 1,330,000) rectangular coastal area, c.140 sq mi (370 sq km), SW Asia, on the Mediterranean Sea adjoining Egypt and Israel, in what was formerly SW Palestine. yesterday when an Israeli missile hit their jeep in one of the deadliest single strikes since Hamas took control of the territory two months ago. Another Hamas gunman was wounded as a result of the strike on a jeep carrying the fighters in the central Bureij refugee camp near the border with Israel, medics Med´ics
n. 1. Science of medicine. , witnesses and Hamas said. "Occupation forces fired a ground-to-ground missile ground-to-ground missile ground n → Boden-Boden-Rakete f at the car that was carrying members of the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades", a Hamas spokesman said, referring to the movement's armed wing. An Israeli Army spokeswoman said that ground fire hit "a vehicle carrying a terror cell that launched a Qassam (rocket) attack into Israel today. We identified hitting it". Earlier yesterday, two rockets and two mortar rounds were fired into Israel from Gaza, without causing casualties or damage. Hamas vowed to avenge a·venge
tr.v. a·venged, a·veng·ing, a·veng·es
1. To inflict a punishment or penalty in return for; revenge: avenge a murder.
2. the strike. "This crime will not go unpunished unpunished
without suffering or resulting in a penalty: the guilty must not go unpunished, such crimes should not remain unpunished
Adj. 1. ", spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri Sami Abu Zuhri a senior Palestinian spokesman for Hamas was catapulted to notoriety 19 May 2006 when European monitors discovered he had about 900,000 euros concealed in his clothing at a routine border crossing from Egypt to Gaza. said. "This massacre shows the dangerous Israeli escalation against the Palestinian people For other uses of "Palestinian", see Definitions of Palestine and Palestinian.
Palestinian people (Arabic: الشعب الفلسطيني, and the resistance". The latest deaths took to 5,826 the number of people killed in Israeli-Palestinian violence since 2000, the vast majority of them Palestinian. The Israeli strike came as electricity supply in the Strip became the latest battleground in the power struggle between Hamas and their Fatah rivals, who have accused Hamas of pocketing electricity revenues. The losers are hundreds of thousands of Gazans, who have been plunged into darkness as European donors cut off key electricity aid. On Sunday, the EU stopped paying for fuel to power generators that produce electricity for at least half of Gaza's population of 1.4 million. Yesterday, it said the payments would not resume because it had received word that Hamas was "diverting" electricity revenues. "We are ready to resume our support to the Gaza power plant within hours once we receive the appropriate assurances that all the funds will be exclusively used for the benefit of the Gaza population", the European Commission European Commission, branch of the governing body of the European Union (EU) invested with executive and some legislative powers. Located in Brussels, Belgium, it was founded in 1967 when the three treaty organizations comprising what was then the European Community - the EU's executive branch - said in a statement. Hamas has controlled Gaza since it vanquished Fatah gunmen in fierce fighting in June. The Fatah-led government that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Mahmoud Abbas (Arabic: محمود عباس) (born March 26, 1935), also known by the kunya Abu Mazen set up in the West Bank has accused Hamas of siphoning off electricity revenues. "Hamas is collecting all the electricity fees and never pays the costs of the electricity", said Jawwad Hirzallah, deputy minister of economy. "The Europeans were paying $10 million that Hamas collects from the people and doesn't pay the costs. So the EU found itself paying the electricity company, while Hamas was pocketing the revenues". But Hamas, which last month arrested the electric company's Fatah-affiliated executive director on corruption charges, has denied putting its hands on the utility's money. And it accused the government in Ramallah of trying to discredit it through the electricity crisis. "The government in Gaza is not involved in the operations of the (electric) company", said Hamas adviser Ala Araj. "In the next few days, the government will announce the investigations of the former director of the company, who stole money the EU donated".