Israel renews air raids on Gaza

Israel renews air raids on Gaza
# 06 July 2014 03:43 (UTC +04:00)

The Israeli regime renewed its air attacks on the besieged coastal sliver as its warplanes targeted the southern city of Rafah.

Just hours before the air raids, the Israeli Air force coducted three separate strikes east of Rafah.

Earlier on Saturday, Palestinian resistance groups fired rockets from the besieged Gaza Strip into Israel, in retaliation for the Tel Aviv regime’s earlier deadly air strikes on the blockaded enclave.

Israeli military sources say an Israeli soldier was injured.

This comes as Israeli warplanes have already conducted a dozen air attacks in central and southern Gaza since Friday, injuring a number of Palestinians.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman recently vowed to expand military operations in the besieged enclave.

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.

Over 160 Palestinians, including women and children, were killed and about 1,200 others were injured in Israel’s eight-day offensive on the coastal enclave, which ended on November 21, 2012.