Gaza rockets strike near Israel’s nuclear reactor

Gaza rockets strike near Israel’s nuclear reactor
# 09 July 2014 22:54 (UTC +04:00)

Palestinian resistance groups in the besieged Gaza Strip fired the rockets in retaliation for Israeli attacks on the coastal enclave on Wednesday.

Tel Aviv said earlier that more than 70 rockets had been fired into Israel’s illegal settlements since the early hours of the day.

Meanwhile, Israeli media reports said that Israeli Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Benny Gantz approved plans to deploy the army's ground forces into Gaza.

He also stressed that pressure would be increased against Palestinians.

Early on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for the expansion of military operations against Palestinians.

More than 50 people have been killed and many others wounded, including women and children, by the new wave of Israeli aggression.

Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.

The apartheid regime of Israel denies about 1.7 million people in Gaza their basic rights, such as freedom of movement, jobs that pay proper wages, and adequate healthcare and education.