Israeli warplanes bomb Gaza Strip on besieged Palestinian enclave

July 14, 2016 10:00 am

In this file photo, smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike in the southern Strip city of Rafah. ©AFP

Israeli warplanes have
carried out an airstrike against the Gaza Strip in yet another act of
aggression against the besieged Palestinian enclave. 

Local
sources said Israeli aircraft fired two missiles at an area east of the
village of Juhor ad-Dik which lies south of Gaza City late on
Wednesday, Arabic-language al-Yawm agency reported.
There were no immediate report about possible casualties or damage.
The
Israeli military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip. Disproportionate
force is always used in violation of international law, and civilians
are often killed or injured.
In early July 2014, Israel waged a
war on the Gaza Strip. The 50-day military aggression, which ended on
August 26, 2014, killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians, including 577
children, according to the United Nations figures.
Over 11,100
others – including 3,374 children, 2,088 women and 410 elderly people –
were also wounded in the war. Israel continues to carry out attacks on
the Palestinian strip from time to time.
The Association of
International Development Agencies (AIDA) has condemned Israel’s
nearly decade-long on the impoverished Gaza Strip.
AIDA, an
umbrella body of over 80 international non-governmental and non-profit
organizations working in the occupied Palestinian territories, says
Israel is “severely impeding reconstruction and recovery” in the coastal
land.
“Unless it is lifted, Palestinians living in Gaza will be
unable to move on with their lives and live in freedom, dignity and
safety,” Chris Eijkemans, country director at AIDA with the British
charity Oxfam, said recently.
Gaza has been blockaded since 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 1.8 million people in Gaza
their basic rights, such as freedom of movement, proper job, and
adequate healthcare and education.
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