Gaza (QNN)- Israeli forces continued for the second day their aggression against the Gaza Strip and its nearly two million caged citizens, killing 24 Palestinians and wounding at least 70 others.
The Israeli escalation started on Tuesday when Israeli forces killed a top Islamic Jihad commander and his wife in an air raid on his home in Gaza City, forcing the resistance to retaliate.
Shortly after the attack on Tuesday morning that killed Bahaa Abu al-Ata and his wife in addition to a young man who happened to be in the area, salvos of rockets were launched from Palestinian resistance groups in the besieged Gaza Strip into the occupation state.
Dozens of air raids were launched on civilian targets in Gaza. Overall, 24 Palestinians have been killed in the Israeli bombardment in Gaza, according to health officials.
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Wednesday, November 13
Israeli strikes on Gaza have killed a father and his two sons, who were at the family’s woodshop in the Tuffah neighborhood in eastern Gaza.
The father Rafat Ayyad and his two sons Islam and Ameer (under the age of 10) in addition to 4 locals were murdered in the strike, which targeted a carpentry shop and a motorbike.
The International Commission for Supporting Palestinian Human Rights (ICSPR) said that the occupation state escalated its crimes against Palestinian civilians. Meanwhile, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor warned that the Israeli escalation would cause further crimes against civilians in Gaza.
An Israeli TV channel on Wednesday published scenes of the assassination of IJ leader Bahaa Abu Ata.
The video, published on Israeli 13 channel, says that the the Israeli cabinet had a meeting last week and approved the assassination. The Israeli army waited for the right opportunity to kill him, which was according to the video on Tuesday when he was at his house with his wife and children.
The video goes on saying that an Israeli warplane threw a “tiny weapon” that accurately hit its target, causing three to be killed and 18 others to be wounded.
The Ministry of Health stated that 18 Palestinians were killed, including a lady, and 50 others were injured in the Israeli strikes, which mostly hit civilian targets.
The Israeli army claimed that its warplanes targeted Islamic Jihad fighters, who were firing missiles at the occupation state this morning, which turned out to be targeting of Palestinian civilians in their houses.
The army said that the resistance fired 220 missiles at the occupied Palestinian territories, claiming that the Iron Dome intercepted dozens of them.
It also claimed that 60% of the missiles fell in open empty areas, while dozens fell in Gaza.
On the other hand, Israeli media said that 41 Israeli settlers were have been injured since the start of the Israeli escalation, 23 are moderately wounded while 18 suffer from panic attacks and 5 have serious injuries.
(Source / 13.11.2019)