Israeli airstrike kills one in Gaza

PressTV –  Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:23PM

 

Israel has launched a new airstrike on the Gaza Strip, killing a Palestinian in the east of the coastal sliver, medics say.

The Israeli military has had no immediate comment over the attack as Tel Aviv escalated its ground and air strikes on the besieged territory, killing civilians and destroying property.

On Saturday, Israeli warplanes targeted the Gaza Strip by bombarding two sites in the coastal enclave injuring at least four persons, including a toddler, Palestinian sources said.

Earlier on Wednesday, Israel’s F-16 warplanes and Apache helicopters carried out multiple airstrikes across the Gaza Strip.

In June 2007, Israel and Egypt placed the territory under siege and imposed an unprecedented blockade on nearly all movement and supplies in and out of the coastal strip.

Poverty, unemployment, lack of medicine and medical equipment are the main issues in the Gaza Strip, while most Palestinian children are physically stunted from malnutrition.

The United Nations has repeatedly warned of a humanitarian crisis for Gaza’s 1.5 million residents.

Human rights groups have also criticized the international community for its silence on the siege on Gaza and the 22-day Israeli war in December 2008 that shattered the stagnant economy of the territory.

The offensives killed more than 1,400 Gazans and inflicted a damage of above $1.6 billion on the territory’s economy.

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