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Israeli warplanes strike inhabited house in central Gaza, killing two

GAZA, Thursday, May 13, 2021 (WAFA) – Two Palestinians were killed and several others were wounded on Thursday evening in an Israeli airstrike on al-Bureij refugee camp in the central besieged Gaza Strip, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said that Israeli warplanes struck an inhabited house in the camp, killing at least two of the family members and wounding the others.

The fatalities were evacuated to the nearby Shuhada al-Aqsa Hospital.

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 87, including 18 children and seven women, while the number of injuries reached 530.

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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