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Two killed, eight others wounded in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

GAZA, Thursday, May 13, 2021 (WAFA) – Two Palestinians were killed and eight others were wounded in fresh Israeli airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said that Israeli warplanes targeted a group of people in the vicinity of Abraj al-Nada, north of Beit Lahia town in the northern besieged enclave, killing one and wounding eight others.

The casualties were rushed to the Indonesian Hospital.

Israeli warplanes also pounded another group of people in al-Turkman area of al-Shajaiya neighborhood, east of Gaza city, killing one.

The fatality was evacuated to al-Shifa Medical Complex.

Meanwhile, the bodies of a Palestinian and his wife were pulled out of the rubble of a house that was targeted  overnight in an Israeli raid in Sheikh Zayed area in Beit Lahia town.

The death toll in Gaza continued to climb on the fourth consecutive day of relentless ground and aerial bombardment of Gaza that marks the largest conflagration since the 2014 Israeli onslaught on the strip.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the overall death toll since the latest onslaught began stood at least 83, including 17 children and seven women. At least 487 people have been wounded.

The Israeli military has carried out hundreds of airstrikes on the coastal enclave, targeting what it alleged as military sites. However, the bombardment targeted and leveled multistory residential buildings, towers, houses, government institutions, media outlet offices, banks in addition to roads and other infrastructure across the strip.    

Two million Palestinians live the Gaza Strip, which has been subjected to a punishing and crippling Israeli blockade for 12 years and repeated onslaughts that have heavily damaged much of the enclave’s infrastructure.

Gaza’s 2-million population remains under “remote control” occupation and a strict siege, which has destroyed the local economy, strangled Palestinian livelihoods, plunged them into unprecedented rates of unemployment and poverty, and cut off from the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories and the wider world.

Gaza remains occupied territory, having no control over its borders, territorial waters or airspace. Meanwhile, Israel upholds very few of its responsibilities as the occupying power, failing to provide for the basic needs of Palestinian civilians living in the territory.

Every two in three Palestinians in Gaza is a refugee from lands inside what is now Israel. That government forbids them from exercising their right to return as enshrined in international law because they are not Jews.


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