Israel bombs five areas in besieged Gaza Strip

Israel bombs five areas in besieged Gaza Strip
Sun Apr 6, 2014 15:48:10

Israeli military has stepped up aggressive attacks on the crippling Gaza Strip suffering under a harsh siege imposed by the Tel Aviv regime, less than two days after the regime launched several aerial attacks on the coastal enclave.

Palestinian medical and security sources said Israeli jets on Saturday night pounded five sites in northern and southern parts of the strip.
The sources said the attacks caused no casualties.

In a statement, the Israeli army claimed that the attacks were in retaliation for a rocket fired from the coastal sliver.

Recently, Israel has intensified its attacks on Gaza.

In a pre-dawn operation on Friday, Israeli fighter jets carried out seven air raids and fired nearly 18 rockets at different parts of the blockaded territory.

On March 26, Israeli forces fired at the boats near the city of Rafah, situated 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of Gaza City, injuring four fishermen.

Gaza has been blockaded over the past seven years, 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.

Tel Aviv continues its raids on the Gaza Strip despite signing a ceasefire following its eight-day-war on the Palestinian enclave in 2012.

Prominent political thinker Noam Chomsky has described the Gaza Strip as “the world’s largest open air prison.”



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