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Hamas leader among 417 killed, 2,000+ injured since Saturday

July 2, 2012

Saturday, January 3. 2009
Gaza – Ma’an – New Year’s eve and the first few hours of 2009 saw six more killed and at least 30 injured as Israeli airstrikes targeted homes, parks, government ministry buildings and Rafah tunnels for a sixth day.

According to Muawiya Hassanein, director of Ambulance and Emergency Services in Gaza, there are now at least 417 dead, 2,000 injured, 250 of them seriously.

A timeline of the attacks is as follows:

3:07pm Prominent Hamas leader Nizar Rayan is killed in an Israeli airstrike, along with nine members of his family.

12:05pm Israeli missiles targeted two homes in the densely populated An-Nusseirat refugee camp, dozens have been reported injured.

11:45am Twenty were injured when Israeli shells hit the home of Abu Musa Ad-Diry in the As-Sabra neighborhood of Gaza City.

8:45am Israeli shells hit the home of An-Nasser Brigades leader Muhammad Barud in the northern Gaza Strip.

7:00am Israeli warplanes attacked a car in Al-Sheikh Radwan neighborhood north of Gaza City

6:00am The de facto government Ministries of Justice and Education buildings in Gaza City were demolished by fire from Israeli gunboats lined up off the Gaza shore.

5:10am Five were killed as Israeli warplanes attacked a home in the Ash-Shaboura area of Rafah before dawn.

5:00am The headquarters of the Legislative Council in Gaza City was destroyed in strikes from Israeli naval ships stationed in Gaza waters.

4:00am Israeli warplanes targeted several homes in the Gaza City area.

12:05am One was killed and one injured during Israeli bombings in the southern Gaza strip.

Fatima Ba’lousha died when Israeli shells hit a mosque near her house in Jabalia just after midnight Thursday and her daughter was injured Wednesday and her daughter was injured, and both were taken to Kamal Edwan Hospital.

11:45pm Wednesday Israeli warplanes bombed the home of Hamas leader Anas Shabana, as well as the Ash-Shaboura park, a medical clinic and some tunnels all in Rafah.

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