Israeli warplanes attacked, early Saturday morning, several targets throughout the besieged Gaza Strip, causing heavy damage but no bodily harm, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported.
The correspondent said warplanes fired more than 10 missiles at targets and agricultural land northwest of Gaza City and in Beit Lahia. Heavy destruction was reported in targeted areas and nearby property.
Israel claimed the attack came after rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel causing some destruction but no injuries.
Sporadic fighting has been reported over the past two days despite a ceasefire observed on Thursday. After three days of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza that left 34 people dead, including women and children from the same family, and over 100 wounded.
Journalist blinded in one eye by the Israeli occupation forces
Violent clashes broke out on Friday between Palestinian protesters and Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in al-Khalil and Qalqilya in the West Bank.
Local sources said that a number of Palestinians were injured by IOF rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters, including a journalist, during protests in Surif town in al-Khalil.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said that journalist Mu’ath Amarneh was shot with a rubber-coated metal bullet in the eye. He was transferred to a local hospital for treatment but doctors couldn’t save his eye.
Dozens of Palestinian citizens marched in Surif to protest land seizure by the Israeli authorities in favor of settlement construction.
Meanwhile, confrontations flared up in Kafr Qaddum in Qalqilya after the IOF violently quelled the weekly demonstration in the town.
Activist Murad Shtewi said that the IOF showered the peaceful demonstrators with tear gas canisters, stun grenades and rubber-coated metal bullets.
Dozens of Palestinians choked on tear gas and were treated in the field, he added.
Egypt and the UN brokered a ceasefire between Palestinian faction in Gaza and Israel which came in to affect yesterday morning. Israel has, however, struck Gaza a number of times since the truce came in to affect bringing into question how long it will hold.
Israel’s army said early Friday it had launched fresh strikes against Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza, despite a ceasefire in place since Thursday morning.
“The IDF (Israeli Defence Force) is currently striking Islamic Jihad terror targets in the Gaza strip,” the army said in a WhatsApp message to reporters, The New Arab (Al-Araby) reported.
Israel typically does not publicly acknowledge deals with militant groups, and on Thursday officials said the only unwritten agreement was that Israel would hold fire so long as Islamic Jihad did.
Israel’s military spokesmen listed a series of accomplishments after the two-day spasm of violence, including the killing of some 25 militants in targeted strikes.
The ceasefire had been agreed between Israel and Palestinian militants after two days of fighting in Gaza saw thirty-four Palestinians killed in exchanges of fire.
Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz said the policy had “proved itself” and would continue.
“Everyone who was a top military official, who was set to carry out, and was involved in terror or rocket firing against Israel was eliminated,” he told Israeli Army Radio. “And we intend to continue with this.”
Critics of Israel’s contentious policy say it amounts to extrajudicial killings that endanger civilians.
Haaretz headline – Israeli Army Admits to Killing Eight Gaza Family Members: We Thought the House Was Empty
November 15 – 8:33 A.M Israeli army admits to killing eight Gaza family members: “We thought the house was empty.”
The Israeli military admitted it made a mistake in targeting a Gaza building Wednesday night, which killed a family of eight.
The army said it assessed that the building in the Deir al-Balah neighborhood was empty, not realizing it was populated by a family…
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Neighbors and acquaintances said it was a case of mistaken identity. The military said it had targeted Rasmi Abu Malhous, commander of the Islamic Jihad’s rocket squadron in the central Gaza Strip, but acquaintances of the family say the strike killed the family of a man with the same name.
Nov. 15 – 7:11 A.M. Palestinians report several people were lightly wounded, and damage caused to property in Khan Younis and Rafah, in Southern Gaza overnight
Nov. 15 – 12:53 A.M. Military says it struck Islamic Jihad positions in the Gaza Strip
Nov. 14 – 10:14 P.M. Hours after the cease-fire was declared, five rockets were launched from the coastal enclave, with two of them intercepted in southern Israel, the army said.
IDF reportedly said that they views the violation of the cease-fire as “very severe.”
Nov. 14 – 10:02 P.M. Rocket sirens sounded in Israeli communities near Gaza border and Sderot.
Washington (QNN)- 2020 presidential candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Thursday condemned recent Israeli escalation following the announcement of a cease-fire earlier in the day.
Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders expressed concern for both Israelis and Palestinians, while Warren was the only candidate to acknowledge that multiple Palestinians have been killed.
“I welcome the Gaza ceasefire. Dozens were killed in Gaza, and hundreds of rockets fired at Israel”, Warren wrote in a tweet.
Elizabeth Warren ✔@ewarren
I welcome the Gaza ceasefire. Dozens were killed in Gaza, and hundreds of rockets fired at Israel. We must work to end rocket attacks on Israel, eliminate the Gaza blockade, and solve the humanitarian crisis so that all Israelis and Palestinians live in security and freedom.3,6959:47 PM – Nov 14, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy
“Israelis should not have to live in fear of rocket fire. Palestinians should not have to live under occupation and blockade,” Sanders tweeted.
Bernie Sanders ✔@BernieSanders
Israelis should not have to live in fear of rocket fire. Palestinians should not have to live under occupation and blockade. The U.S. must lead the effort to end the crisis in Gaza and the persistent violence that threatens everyone.21.9K9:33 PM – Nov 14, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy
The subject of conditioning aid to Israel has become a consistent topic during the campaign, with Sanders, Warren, and Buttigieg all indicating they’d be open to it. Recent polling shows that a majority of Democratic voters would like Israel’s military aid conditioned over its human rights abuses.
Recent days have seen an Israeli escalation against the besieged enclave, with Israeli airstrikes killing at least 34 Palestinians mostly civilians.
A cease-fire brokered by Egypt was announced early Thursday. The fragile ceasefire was violated by the Israelis several times.
The escalation started on Tuesday, when the Israelis assassinated an IJ leader along with his wife and a passerby and wounded 18 in what the Israelis called a “surgical operation”.
A series of Israeli strikes shook the strip for 72 hours, murdering 34 Palestinians and wounding over 111 others. 15 school were targeted and damaged by the Israelis.
The Palestinian resistance retaliated firing hundreds of missiles at occupied Palestine.
Gaza (QNN)- Israeli warplanes struck several sites of the resistance between Rafah and Khan Younes in southern Gaza strip, yesterday after midnight.
Local sources said Israeli reconnaissance and war planes carried out a series of raids on military sites for the Palestinian resistance in southern Gaza, violating the ceasefire.
The raids targeted Hittin an Muhajer military sites. Several buildings near the areas got partially damaged and two injuries were treated in the field. No casualties reached Gaza hospitals.
The Israeli army claimed the raids came as a response to Palestinian missiles that were fired at surrounding settlements in retaliation for the Israeli massacre the night before, when Israeli warplanes committed a massacre against the Sawarkeh family, killing 8 of them, including 5 children.
Gaza (QNN)- The Ministry of Public Works and Housing said 500 residential units have been partially damaged while 30 others were completely damaged during the two-day recent Israeli escalation on Gaza.
The ministry stated that an initial estimation of losses revealed that the besieged strip lost 2 million dollars in the Israeli strikes, which hit buildings and structures that are mostly civilian.
The Ministry also affirmed its responsibility to alleviate the suffering of our people and those who lost their houses through speeding up the efforts of removal of debris and recovery of bodies.
The ministry called on International bodies to fulfill their roles, providing financial support for those who lost their houses to provide decent houses for them.