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Israel warplanes pound posts in besieged Gaza Strip


GAZA, Wednesday, November 27, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli warplanes today overnight and early morning pounded several posts in the besieged Gaza Strip, causing damage without injuries, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said that Israeli warplanes pounded a post in Zaytoun neighborhood, located to the southeast of Gaza city, with two missiles and another post located to the west of Gaza city with a missile, reducing them to rubble and causing damage to nearby civilian houses.

Israeli missiles also slammed into a post to the west of Khan Younes city in the southern coastal enclave, destroying it and causing fires to break out. No casualties were reported though.

Israel claimed the latest round of airstrikes in the war-battered strip came in retaliation to a rocket fire from the enclave.

The attack rattled the shaky ceasefire brokered by Egypt and the United Nations earlier this month that ended the latest Israeli onslaught on Gaza.

The flare-up was triggered by the targeted assassination of Islamic Jihad leader Bahaa Abu al-Atta and his wife, Asmaa, on November 12.

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.


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