GAZA, Friday, January 27, 2023 (WAFA) – Israel dawn Friday launched a series of airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip a day after Israeli forces killed nine Palestinians in Jenin refugee camp, according to WAFA correspondent.
He said that Israeli warplanes fired some 15 missiles at a site in al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central coastal enclave, completely destroying it, causing extensive damage to nearby property and resulting in power outage which plunged entire central strip into darkness.
The warplanes also slammed two other sites, located to the southeast of Gaza city and in the northern strip, by several missiles, destroying and setting them on fire.
There were no immediate reports of casualties.
The strikes came a day after Israeli forces killed nine Palestinians, including an elderly woman, and wounded 20 others in a raid on the northern West Bank refugee camp of Jenin, in what was described one of the deadliest days in the occupied West Bank since Israel ramped up raids at the start of 2021.
Fourteen years following the Israeli “disengagement” from Gaza, Israel has not actually disengaged from Gaza; it still maintains control of its land borders, access to the sea and airspace.
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.