Gaza Under Attack: Israel strikes areas in Gaza

Israeli warplanes dawn Sunday carried out a series of airstrikes and artillery shelling against several sites across the besieged Gaza Strip, according to DOP correspondent.

He confirmed that an Israeli artillery shelling targeted with several missiles two sites, north of Beil Lahia city and east of Jabalia, in the nothern besieged enclave, causing extensive material damage to nearby civilian property.

Israeli F-16 fighter jet also targeted with 1 missile another site, east of Rafah. The same site was targeted by an Israeli drone, as well.

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No human casualties were reported in any of the attacks.

Israel claimed that the airstrikes came in retaliation to rocket firing from Gaza in the anniversary of Bahaa Abu al-Atta killing. 

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The Israeli occupation army killed Bahaa Abu al-Atta in a Gaza airstrike on November 12, 2019.

Fourteen years following the Israeli “disengagement” from Gaza, Israel has not actually disengaged from Gaza; it still maintains control of its land borders, access to the sea and airspace.

Two million Palestinians live the Gaza Strip, which has been subjected to a punishing and crippling Israeli blockade for 12 years and repeated onslaughts that have heavily damaged much of the enclave’s infrastructure.

Gaza’s 2-million population remains under “remote control” occupation and a strict siege, which has destroyed the local economy, strangled Palestinian livelihoods, plunged them into unprecedented rates of unemployment and poverty, and cut off from the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories and the wider world.

Gaza remains occupied territory, having no control over its borders, territorial waters or airspace. Meanwhile, Israel upholds very few of its responsibilities as the occupying power, failing to provide for the basic needs of Palestinian civilians living in the territory.

Every two in three Palestinians in Gaza is a refugee from lands inside what is now Israel. That government forbids them from exercising their right to return as enshrined in international law because they are not Jews.

(Source / 15.11.2020)

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