Israeli regime resumes brutal onslaught on Gaza

Israeli regime resumes brutal onslaught on Gaza
Sun Jul 27, 2014 16:23:19

The Israeli regime has resumed its brutal onslaught against the Palestinian population in the besieged Gaza Strip, putting an abrupt end to a UN-sponsored humanitarian ceasefire.

The Zionist military establishment announced Sunday it was resuming its ground incursion and airstrikes against the impoverished Palestinian territory after members of the Islamic resistance movement Hamas fired a salvo of rockets at southern occupied territories.

Residents in Gaza reported hearing heavy shelling east of Gaza City shortly after the announcement was made. Israeli tanks and warplanes also began pounding targets inside the Gaza Strip.

At least three Palestinians have been killed in the fresh Israeli bombardment of the blockaded enclave.

The latest attacks come following a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire, which had taken effect on Saturday. There had been calls for the extension of the truce.

Hamas had made it clear that it would not accept any long-term ceasefire unless the Zionist forces entirely withdrew from the Gaza Strip. It also demanded the return of Palestinians to their homes and the free movement of ambulances.

The Palestinian death toll from three weeks of Israeli strikes has surpassed 1,050 and at least 6,000 Palestinians have been injured in the onslaught.

The Tel Aviv regime has been carrying out military attacks against the blockaded Gaza Strip since July 8.

While the occupying regime claims only 43 Israelis have been killed during their latest aggression in Gaza, Hamas sources put the number Israeli casualties at near 90.


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