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Thursday, January 01, 2009, (Gaza)
Huge explosions again shook Gaza early on Thursday
as Israeli planes bombed three government buildings and the parliament in Gaza
A children's hospital in Gaza City was also damaged by an airstrike and several
children were injured.
continued to bomb tunnels along the Gaza-Egypt
border in an attempt to cut off Hamas' last lifeline to the world outside the
embattled Palestinian territory.
also went after Hamas
and their vehicles.
Meanwhile, an Arab sponsored resolution, demanding an end to Israeli air strikes
on Gaza and opening up of all border crossing to alleviate the sufferings of
Palestinians, failed to get support from most members of the
Council at an emergency
on New Year's Eve.
The draft resolution circulated by Libya on behalf of the 22-member Arab League
on Wednesday night was supported by South Africa and Indonesia, both of whom
retired a few hours later on completing their two-year term, whereas it was
considered by the western nations to be unbalanced and one-sided.
US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad did not even mention it in his address to the
Council during which he squarely blamed firing of rockets by Hamas into southern
Israel for the deterioration of the situation and sufferings of the 1.5 million
Several members promised to consider the draft carefully which means that they
expect to open negotiation to bring about changes in the text. That process
could take several days.
Council diplomats say the vote is unlikely to take place before the visit of
Arab ministerial delegation to the United Nations next week. (With PTI inputs)
Holy Quran Quotes
“Never think of those slain in the way of God to be dead; rather they are alive and are provided in the Presence of their Lord.”
(Al ‘Imran, 3:169)
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