Two Palestinians Killed in Israeli Raids

Two Palestinians have been killed and several others injured after Israeli forces struck different targets in the Gaza Strip, a report says.

According to Palestinians, the incidents took place early Saturday in Gaza.

Medic also said that five Palestinians were wounded during the Israeli air strike, AFP reported.

Israeli jets targeted neighborhood of Zeitoun, on Gaza City’s outskirts, a Palestinian emergency services official said.

On Wednesday, Israeli warplanes fired two missiles at a security compound in Gaza and killed three Palestinians and wounded four more, according to Palestinian medics.

More than 1,400 Palestinians were killed during the three-week Israeli land, sea and air offensive in the impoverished coastal sliver during the winter of 2008-2009. The offensive also inflicted $1.6 billion damage to the Gazan economy.

A United Nations inquiry led by the former South African judge, Richard Goldstone, detailed what investigators called Israeli actions "amounting to war crimes, possibly crimes against humanity," during Israel’s offensive against the Gaza Strip.

Israel also laid an economic siege on the Gaza Strip in June 2007 after Hamas took control of the enclave.

The blockade has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the Gaza Strip.

Some 1.5 million people are being denied their basic rights, including freedom of movement, and their rights to appropriate living conditions, work, health and education. Poverty and unemployment rates stand at approximately 80 percent and 60 percent, respectively, in the Gaza Strip.

(Press TV)

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