6 killed in new Israeli strikes, shelling continues
AT least six Palestinians are reported to have been killed in Israeli air strikes in the teeming southern Gaza refugee camp of Rafah, including a 5-year-old boy who was dismembered. The attack was targetting members of the Popular Resistance Committees. At least 15 injuries have been reported-two serious, according to medics, who have are having a difficult time identifying the bodies, which they say are arriving in pieces.
Meanwhile, Israeli shelling continues in eastern and northern Gaza. At one point, I counted 1 shell every 10 seconds. Haaretz reported that the Israeli army fired 300 shells within the past 24 hours.
UPDATE: Its after 11pm here in Gaza, and the shelling has increasing dramatically. I can here artillery being fired from two different locations at once, spaced about 5 seconds apart. The lights are shaking above me from the force of the explostions as I write this. I've moved Yousuf's bed away from the window in case the glass shatters. The shelling has been going nonstop for going on two days now. Its getting inside our heads. Several people I've spoken to today have complained of lack of sleep and irritablity because the shelling continues throughout the night.