Thursday, March 26, 2009

Israel Warplanes Attacked Sudan Convoy

Israel Warplanes Attacked Sudan Convoy:

"The Israeli government is refusing to comment on reported American claims that its air force carried out a long-range air strike in Sudan."

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Report: Israel responsible for Sudan air strike in January
Source: IMEMC News
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009 06:56

A new report by the American tv network CBS has revealed that Israeli forces carried out an air strike in Sudan in January, which inside sources say targeted an arms shipment bound for the Palestinian resistance in Gaza.

Israeli authorities would not comment on the report, which claimed that the Israeli airforce bombed a convoy of trucks in Sudan, killing 39 Sudanese, Eritrean and Ethiopian people in the midst of the Israeli invasion of Gaza in January.

The CBS report claimed that an Egyptian source had told the network that the trucks carried weapons bound for the Gaza Strip.

Palestinians fighting the Israeli occupation in the Gaza Strip have very few weapons with which to fight the fourth-largest army in the world. While Israeli forces are armed with US-supplied tanks, F-16 fighter jets, missiles, drones, cluster bombs, surface-to-surface missiles, air-to-surface missiles and white phosphorus, Palestinian fighters are armed only with stones, the occasional World-War II-era Russian rifle, and crude homemade shells made of metal pipes and dynamite. Israeli authorities have made allegations in the past that the Palestinian resistance was receiving weapons from Iran, but no evidence was found to back that claim.

Now, according to CBS News network, the Israeli airforce has carried out a unilateral airstrike in Sudan, an act which considered a declaration of war under international law, based on information that the arms in question were on their way to the Hamas resistance movement in Gaza.

Hamas officials have come under fire recently for publicly voicing support for Sudan's controversial president Omar Bashir, who has been charged by the International Criminal Court with crimes against humanity.

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