Monday, November 19, 2012

More than 100 Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza

A Palestinian rescue worker carries the body of a child into a hospital in Gaza City on November 18, 2012.

More than 100 Palestinians have lost their lives and hundreds others have been injured as the Tel Aviv regime continues deadly airstrikes against the besieged Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile clashes continue between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces in the city of Nablus located in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Four Palestinians were injured during clashes on Monday.

At least two others lost their lives in the occupied West Bank on Sunday as Israeli soldiers opened fire on anti-war protesters.

Israeli troops fired tear gas to disperse protesters who responded by throwing stones.

Israeli airstrikes, shelling, and artillery fire killed 28 Palestinians -- including at least 10 children, five of them babies and toddlers, and five women -- on Sunday. Some of the injured are in critical condition.

According to news reports, Israel conducted more than 130 aerial and sea attacks against the Gaza Strip on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, resistance fighters reportedly targeted an Israeli helicopter in Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza.

The Israeli military frequently carries out airstrikes and other attacks on the Gaza Strip, saying the actions are being conducted for defensive purposes. However, disproportionate force is always used, in violation of international law, and civilians are often killed or injured.

Gaza has been blockaded since June 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.

The apartheid regime of Israel denies about 1.7 million people in Gaza their basic rights, such as freedom of movement, jobs that pay proper wages, and adequate healthcare and education.
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