Israel Kills 11 Palestinians in 24 hrs

The death of a Palestinian during the latest round of Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip has raised to 11 the total number of the fatalities caused by Tel Aviv in the besieged enclave over the past 24 hours.

On Thursday, Israeli airstrikes against the coastal sliver claimed the life of a Gaza resident, a Press TV correspondent reported, without specifying the site of the death.

Reports noted that two Palestinians were killed during Israeli military aircraft’s attacks against different areas across Gaza, including the Toffah and al-Zeytoon neighborhoods located respectively in the east and southeast of the Gaza City in the north of the impoverished sliver.

On Wednesday, Israel launched a series of pre-dawn attacks across the Gaza Strip that continued into the early hours of Thursday, killing six people and wounding 30 others.

The precise locations, where two other fatalities were caused, were not known yet.

Tel Aviv has intensified its attacks against the territory over the past few days. The escalation followed last Thursday’s deaths of eight people near Israel’s Red Sea resort town of Eilat.

The offensives have left at least 22 Palestinians dead and scores more injured.

Israeli officials have blamed the Gaza-based resistance groups for the Eilat deaths and vowed a ‘full force’ response targeting Gaza.

Hamas has said that it had nothing to do with the assault and has warned against any act of aggression against the sliver.

The recent Israeli assaults come amid the increasing possibility of another large-scale Israeli invasion against the besieged enclave.

In December 2008, Israel waged a 22-day war against the blockaded sliver, killing more than 1,400 Palestinians and leaving thousands of others injured.

Three weeks of unrelenting aerial, land, and sea strikes also destroyed thousands of civilian and government buildings, devastating a major part of Gaza’s infrastructure.

(Press TV)

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