Israeli warplanes target northern Gaza


PressTV –  Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:32AM GMT

Israeli fighter jets (file photo)
Israeli warplanes have launched airstrikes on the northern areas of the Gaza Strip, a spokeswoman in the Israeli military says.

The unnamed Israeli military official claimed that the warplanes attacked north of the impoverished coastal sliver early Wednesday in retaliation for rockets that Palestinians fired at occupied lands, AFP reported.

No casualties or damage have been reported yet.

The attack comes two days after two Palestinians were injured in Israeli air raid on the southern areas of the Gaza Strip, east of Khan Yunis.

The Wednesday raid is the sixth attack on the besieged enclave in eight days.

Meanwhile on Sunday, Palestinian medics reported another airstrike, which injured seven people. However, the Israeli army denied the report.

The Israeli military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip, saying the actions are being conducted for defensive purposes. However, disproportionate force is always used, in violation of the international law, and civilians are often killed or injured.

Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, a situation which has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.



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