The Israeli army denied Sunday that it had killed a Palestinian baby and hes mother in a strike on the Gaza Strip, saying the two deaths were the result of the Islamist Hamas movement in power in the enclave. But Netanyahu orders to continue the “massive strikes” in response to the rockets of Gaza.
“The propaganda of terrorist organizations in all its splendor” , denounced the spokesman of the Israeli army, Ronen Manelis, on Twitter.
“The mother and daughter whom they say died in an Israeli attack were killed by weapons used by Hamas,” he added, without providing further details.
Another army spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus, told reporters that, according to intelligence available to the army, “we can say with confidence” that these two deaths have not caused by an Israeli strike.
“Their unfortunate death was not caused by (Israeli) weapons but by a rocket fired by Hamas that exploded where it should not have been,” he said.
4 Palestinians killed
The Gazan Ministry of Health said Saturday that 37-year-old and pregnant Falastine Abu Arar and 14-month-old Saba Abou Arar were killed in an Israeli strike while in the family home. east of Gaza City.
The Gaza Strip and its surroundings are the scene of a new outbreak of violence since Saturday. Palestinian armed groups fired some 430 rockets at Israeli territory, the army said.
She fought back with air strikes and tanks posted in Israeli territory along the border, which she said targeted only military or security targets.
Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has just ordered Sunday morning to continue the “massive strikes” in response to the rockets of Gaza. He wants to increase the armored forces, the artiellerie and the infantry.
It threatens this Sunday morning, “Hamas will pay a heavy price for its activities, but also for the activities of Jihad.”
Four more Palestinians were killed, including two Islamic Jihad fighters, Gaza’s second largest group after Hamas. An Israeli civilian was killed by a Palestinian rocket fire on the city of Ashkelon, near the border.