Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Israeli Fighter Jets Reported to Launch Airstrikes in East Gaza City

Photo found at Press TV

Relatives of a killed Palestinian mourn at the al-Aqsa hospital in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza Strip on July 5.

Israeli forces have launched airstrikes in the eastern part of Gaza city, with no immediate reports of the exact number of casualties.

According to initial reports, Israeli fighter jets targeted a garage used by mechanics in the Shujaiyyah neighborhood in the besieged Gaza Strip late on Tuesday night.

Earlier in the day, Israeli artillery shelling in east of the al-Maghazi refugee camp in Gaza killed two Palestinians and injured another.

In April, a series of Israeli airstrikes killed at least 19 Palestinians in the occupied territories.

On May 15, the Israeli military gunned down over two dozen people among those marking Israel’s 1948 occupation of Palestine, known as the Nakba Day or “the day of the catastrophe.”

The Israeli army frequently bombs the tunnel network in Gaza, claiming that Palestinian resistance fighters use the tunnels to store and smuggle in weapons. Palestinians, however, dismiss such allegations, insisting that they were forced to resort to the underground tunnels to bring in basic living supplies to the impoverished Gazans because the territory has been sealed off to the outside world by a punishing Israeli blockade for over three years.

Some 1.5 million people are being denied their basic rights, including the freedom of movement and their rights to appropriate living conditions, work, health and education.

In 1948, Israeli forces displaced some 700,000 Palestinians, forcing them to flee to different countries.

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Source: Press TV Find the URL for this and other articles in the post for US Boat to Gaza and Comments under that post - See the one just below "The Serenity Prayer: the longer version - July 4 2011

2 comments:

Connie L. Nash said...

Also see the following at Palestine Telegraph (Pal Telegraph dot com):

Settlers torch farmlands in Nablus
05 July 2011 Samar Mohaisen Hits: 159

West Bank, (Pal Telegraph)-Dozens of settlers set fire to farmlands in the village of Madma in the south of Nablus.

Add new comment 3 Palestinian prisoners moved to another isolation
05 July 2011 Samar Mohaisen Hits: 154

Palestine, (Pal Telegraph)-The prisoner club reported that three Palestinian prisoners held in Hadarim were moved to another isolation cell by Israeli prison administration as part of Israeli toughening conditions.

Add new comment Israel bulldozes Palestinian house near Bethlehem
05 July 2011 Samar Mohaisen Hits: 194

West Bank, (Pal Telegraph)-Israeli occupation forces demolished Tuesday a Palestinian house in Khirbet Biet Iskaria located in the south of Bethlehem.

Add new comment Israel to construct 900 housing units in Jerusalem
05 July 2011 Samar Mohaisen Hits: 375

West Bank, (Pal Telegraph)-The Jerusalem municipality approved yesterday the building of hundreds of new settlement units in the occupied Jerusalem.

Connie L. Nash said...

Updates July 6, 2011

http://mideastnews-danmike.blogspot.com/2011/07/pgpfs-humanitarian-aid-cargo-to-gaza.html

http://mideastnews-danmike.blogspot.com/2011/07/two-dutch-journalists-were-not-allowed.html

http://mideastnews-danmike.blogspot.com/2011/07/greece-jul-5-2011-1432-al-jazeera-blogs.html