Death and destruction in Gaza in latest attack by Israel


In retaliation for some low-grade, ineffectual rockets fired from Gaza into Israel that hit nothing (caused no damage or injuries), the IAF has wrought more death and destruction on the open-air prison that is Gaza. This latest onslaught has caused yet more of a humanitarian crisis than the intentional destruction of the sewage treatment plant in 2009 “Cast Lead.”

UN Resolution 3013 (1973)
The struggles of peoples under colonial and alien domination and racist regimes for the implementation of their right to self-determination and independence is legitimate and in full accordance with the principles of international law.

War planes hover over Gaza, border terminals closed
14 June, 2014 IMEMC/Agencies
GAZA — Palestinian sources in the besieged coastal region have reported that several Israeli war jets have been flying over various areas of the Gaza Strip, while Israel also ordered all border and trade terminals in Gaza shut, as the search for three Israeli settlers missing in the West Bank continues amidst the assumption they have been kidnapped, and might have been moved to Gaza. The Milad News Agency has reported that several Israeli fighter jets, and drones, have been seen over various areas in Gaza, especially over the eastern part of the Gaza Strip, the closest to Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, although without geographical contiguity. Milad also stated that different armed resistance groups have vacated their camps and military centers, while field leaders, even political leaders, are now hiding due to possible Israeli military strikes, assassinations and the possibility of a massive military invasion. Israel announced all border and trade terminals in the Gaza Strip are now closed until further notice.

Gaza child succumbs to wounds 3 days after Israeli strike
14 June, 2014 Ma‘an
GAZA CITY — A Palestinian child on Saturday succumbed to wounds received during an Israeli bombing three days before. Spokesman for the Gaza Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qidra said that seven-year-old Ali Abd al-Latif al-Awour was injured during an Israeli strike of the al-Sudaniya region in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday. The strike targeted a Palestinian affiliated with a militant group who was passing through the area on a motorcycle … Seven-year-old Ali was walking by when the strike hit. Israel has killed over 60 Palestinians since last July and injured more than a thousand in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip.

2 Palestinian women injured as Israel pounds Gaza overnight
15 June, 2014 Ma‘an
GAZA CITY — A Palestinian woman and a teenage girl sustained wounds Saturday night in two separate Israeli airstrikes on the Rafah district in the southern Gaza Strip, medical sources said. The injuries occurred as Israeli launched eight air strikes against the Gaza Strip overnight, in what they said was a response to three rockets fired from the besieged coastal enclave the day before. Spokesman for the Gaza Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma’an on Sunday that a 15-year-old girl was hit by shrapnel after an Israeli missile hit southern Rafah. The girl, he said, was in her courtyard when an Israeli missile fired from the air hit a military camp near her house. Al-Qidra added that a 27-year-old woman was moderately injured by shrapnel from an Israeli missile that landed in the Saudi neighborhood in southern Rafah. The woman suffered a fracture in the foot as a result of the attack.

Israeli warplanes also fired two missiles at open areas in al-Salam neighborhood in Rafah and the Saad Sayil military base in the city, though no injuries have been reported. Two missiles were also fired at a military base for the military wing of the Islamic Jihad south of Rafah. In Khan Younis, also in the southern Gaza Strip, Israeli jets targeted a military base belonging to Hamas’ military wing Al-Qassam Brigades and an open area near an evacuated Israeli settlement. No injuries were reported in those strikes either.

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