Sunday, March 9, 2003

Israel vows to step up attacks on Hamas, saying “no terrorist chief, with the emphasis on Hamas, will be immune.” Hamas fires another 4 Qassam rockets at Sederot, causing no damage or injuries. A Palestinian sniper fires on an IDF post outside Gush Katif settlement, wounding 1 IDF solider; the IDF demolishes 8 Palestinian buildings that could have provided the sniper cover. The IDF also fires on, shells residential areas of Dayr al-Balah, Khan Yunis, Rafah; bulldozes 2.5 dunams of land, 1 Palestinian home in Khan Yunis. A Palestinian shepherd dies when he triggers an explosive device in a field nr. Tulkarm. (HA, WT 3/10; LAW, PCHR 3/13)