Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

REPORTERS

Scotland: On the path to independence?

Read more

WEB NEWS

Investigative reporting in the digital age

Read more

WEB NEWS

Web users react to Obama's ISIL speech

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

For Nicolas Sarkozy, the comeback will be televised

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Oscar Pistorius trial: Sprinter convicted of culpable homicide

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Nigeria unrest: Boko Haram prepare takeover of Maiduguri

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World this Week - September 12 (Part Two)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World this Week - September 12 (Part One)

Read more

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

Ludovic Subran, Chief Economist, Euler Hermes

Read more

Middle east

Israeli helicopters strike Hamas security targets

Latest update : 2009-02-12

An Israeli helicopter fired two missiles at the security headquarters of Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, Palestinian security sources said. Israeli military sources said the attack came in response to mortars fired into southern Israel.

AFP - An Israeli helicopter attacked a Hamas position in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, but no one was injured in the raid, witnesses and Palestinian security services sources said.
   
The helicopter fired two missiles on the Khan Yunis headquarters of the security services of the militant Islamist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.
   
They caused further damage to the building that was already attacked during Israel's 22-day military offensive against the territory. The offensive, which ended on January 18, caused 1,330 Palestinian deaths.
   
"The army attacked a Hamas position in response to two mortars fired Wednesday against southern Israel," an Israeli military spokesman told AFP.
   
Militants have fired about 40 rockets and mortar rounds since Israel ended the assault, which Israeli leaders said was aimed at stemming rocket attacks. The Israeli army has launched reprisal attacks on Hamas targets.

 

Date created : 2009-02-12

COMMENT(S)