Israeli regime resumes Gaza aerial attacks

Israeli regime resumes Gaza aerial attacks
Thu Mar 13, 2014 19:59:23

The Israeli military has again launched aerial attacks on the besieged Palestinian coastal strip of Gaza, striking the southern city of Rafah near the Egyptian border.

The latest strike by the Israeli regime on Thursday, which injured several Palestinians, came following retaliatory rocket attacks from Gaza that struck two southern Israeli towns of Ashkelon and Ashdod, causing panic and prompting Israelis to seek shelter.

This is while Israeli sources stated that the regime’s US-supplied Iron Dome anti-missile system failed to intercept at least eight Palestinian rockets.

The escalation of fire exchanges began on March 11 when an Israeli airstrike killed three Palestinians in the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

The deadly incident triggered a series of retaliatory attacks between the two sides.

The Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas has blamed Tel Aviv for the escalation of tensions in the region.

This is while the hawkish Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has called for the full re-occupation of Gaza in the wake of the violence.

Gaza has been blockaded since June 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.

The apartheid regime of Israel denies about 1.7 million people in Gaza their basic rights, such as freedom of movement, jobs that pay proper wages, and adequate healthcare and education.


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