News Brief 3/23/2011, Adar Bet 17, 5771
Fatah Accuses Israel of Genocide
Fatah, the faction of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, issued a statement Wednesday accusing Israel of genocide and calling on the world to intervene. Spokesman Ahmad Assaf called on the world to stop Israeli strikes in Gaza.
Israel fired on Gaza terrorists on Tuesday as terrorists launched rockets at civilian population centers in southern Israel. One strike hit a terrorist cell, killing four, while a second strike killed five people, three of whom were civilians, according to Hamas. Israeli leaders later expressed regret for civilian deaths.