Israeli Gaza Assaults Kill 1, Injure 10

Israeli military has reportedly launched attacks on different parts of the Gaza Strip, killing one Palestinian and inflicting injuries on 10 others.

One of the Thursday attacks targeted the Gaza City in the north of the coastal sliver, causing the fatality and injuring eight others, including a small child, AFP reported.

The Israeli military also injured two more people in a follow-up assault on the Jabaliya refugee camp, situated in the north as well.

Israeli warplanes also pounded the city of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza without leaving any casualties.

The Israeli military claimed that the first attack followed an alleged mortar shell that was launched ‘from the direction of Gaza.’

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 with the cooperation of 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.

(Press TV)

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