The Zionists are again bombing Gaza, in another sadistically-named “operation” which I will not repeat, out of respect for the Palestinians of Gaza. Why bother with the names, just be honest: bomb-the-hell-out-of-Gaza-this-has-nothing-to-do-with-security # XXX
[on that note, please re-read this important article: Dissecting IDF propaganda: The numbers behind the rocket attacks]
Also very relevant: Netanyahu government knew teens were dead as it whipped up racist frenzy
Some updates from folks in/following Gaza:
Bloody aftermath of Israeli airstrikes, Khan Younis, Gaza, RT
Al Akhbar updated:
Twenty-three Palestinians have been killed and 130 injured in a massive Israeli air and naval assault against the besieged Gaza Strip Tuesday, bombing dozens of targets, including homes.
Five children are among those killed in the relentless bombing campaign that has continued for over 24 hours.
Six members of the Hamad family were killed in a single air strike on their home in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun, including two women and two children
Adie Nistlerooy writes:
During its military assaults on Gaza, the Israeli army sometimes rings people to tell them; ‘leave your house, we are going to bomb it in a few minutes’. People then have to rush their children out of the house and run for their lives, and wait for that terrible moment when their homes are reduced to rubble. Today, the Al Qaware family received that dreaded phone call. In response, their neighbours gathered on the rooftop, to prevent the airstrike from happening. Since the many drones hoovering above their heads can read even the prints on their t-shirts, they would certainly be able to see them (civilians, including children) collectively standing on the rooftop. What happened; the house was bombed anyway. At least 7 people were killed including at least 2 very young children in this attack and over 25 were injured. Rescue workers are still digging through the rubble….
- Martyrs of the massacre of Kaware family:
Mohamed Ashour 13 years
Riad Kaware 50 years
Baker Mohammed Juda 22 years
Ammar Mohammed Juda 22 years
Hussein Mohammed Kaware 14 years
and other 2 Unknown martyrs…
Al Akhbar reported:
At least 11 Palestinians have been killed, including two children, and 80 injured in a massive Israeli air and naval assault against the besieged Gaza Strip Tuesday, bombing over 50 targets, including homes.
“The casualty toll from the [Israeli] aggression has risen to 11 killed and 80 wounded in the Gaza Strip,” health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra announced on Twitter.
Seven people were killed in the deadliest attack on the Kaware family home in the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis, Qudra wrote, saying that two children aged 13 and 14 were among the dead. Another 25 people were injured in that bombing.
Witnesses told AFP a drone launched a warning flare, prompting relatives and neighbors to gather at the house as a human shield, but shortly afterwards an F-16 fired a missile which leveled the building.
That attack came after four bodies had arrived to Shifa Hospital after Israel bombed a car transporting them in Gaza City, Qudra said.
Israel claims its offensive is meant to end Palestinian rocket fire into Israeli occupied territories, urging Israelis within a 40 kilometer radius of the southern coastal territory to stay within reach of protected areas
The military said it targeted about 50 sites in aerial and naval assaults. Palestinian officials said more than 30 of them were bombed in little more than an hour before dawn, including two homes in southern Gaza, one of which was identified by a neighbor as belonging to a Hamas member.
Gaza medics said seven children and three women were among 22 people wounded in the overnight strikes, with more raids during the morning. Two of the wounded were in serious condition.
Mona el Farra writes:
In Gaza last night, while Israeli army forces launched military attacks against Gaza, by sea, air and via artillery shells, hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children were unable to sleep inside their roof- tinned homes, clinging to their parents, crying, and terrified. The shelling last night was earth shattering, and went through the entirety of the Gaza strip- at least 100 attacks have already taken place .
In Gaza, we do not have bomb shelters to escape and hide.
Al Watan media posted more photos from the bombing: