An Israeli Air Force F-16 fighter jet
Source: Press TV
Israeli warplanes have once again bombarded the Gaza Strip in line with Tel Aviv's policy of targeting the enclave with overnight strikes, witnesses say.
The fighter jets attacked several targets in Gaza City early Thursday, Xinhua reported.
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 international law, and civilians are often killed or injured.
Israel launched an all-out war on the Gaza Strip three days before the turn of 2009. The three-week war killed more than 1,400 Palestinians, including many women and children.
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.