Friday, April 8, 2011

Israel sheds more blood in Gaza

A Palestinian medic shows the damage caused to an ambulance hit by an Israeli-fired shell fragments in the city of Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip on April 7, 2011

Source: Press TV

Israeli military has killed two Palestinians and injured tens of others in northern and southern parts of the Gaza Strip shortly after inflicting several other casualties in attacks aimed at different sections of the coastal sliver.

The casualties were inflicted on Thursday when Israeli forces attacked sites in and around the Gaza City in the north and hit targets in the southern cities of Rafah and Khan Younis, AFP reported.

Palestinian medical sources said eight people sustained injuries after shell fragments hit an ambulance.

The attacks followed earlier raids on the Gaza City and Jabaliya refugee camp, also located in the north, killing a 50-year-old male and injuring several others.

In total, 34 Palestinians were injured during the military offensives by Israeli forces.

The Tel Aviv regime has been recurrently bombarding Gaza ever since its 22-day war on the impoverished enclave in December 2008 and January 2009, which killed more than 1,400 Palestinians and inflicted a damage of $1.6 billion on the region's already-stagnant economy.

The offensives are often launched under the usual pretext of responding to the purported firing of projectiles.

The Israeli hostility rages on while Tel Aviv refuses to lift an all-out blockade it imposed on Gaza in mid-June 2007 in cooperation with the recently ousted regime of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak.

The siege has deprived the Gaza population of food, fuel and medicine, triggering stunted growth and malnutrition among most Palestinian children.

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