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Palestinian wounded in Israeli air raids on Gaza

16 July 2015 10:08


At least one Palestinian has been injured in fresh Israeli air raids on the besieged Gaza Strip.

On Thursday, Israeli warplanes launched several strikes on central and northern Gaza. Initial reports say that an elderly Palestinian woman was injured after an Israeli rocket targeted an area near the al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza.

The Israeli military confirmed the attacks, claiming that the airstrikes were in response to a rocket attack from Gaza.

The Israeli military often targets Palestinians in the Gaza Strip which remains literally cut off from the outside world by a crippling Israeli blockade.

Gaza has been under the devastating blockade since 2007. The Tel Aviv regime has ever since launched three wars on the impoverished Palestinian enclave.

The picture dated July 7, 2015 shows Palestinian children playing in the rubble of houses destroyed during the 50-day Israeli war on Gaza in the summer of 2014. (© AFP)

Israel waged its latest war on the Gaza Strip in early July 2014. The offensive ended on August 26, 2014, with a truce that took effect after indirect negotiations in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

Nearly 2,200 Palestinians, including 577 children, were killed in Israel’s 50-day onslaught. Over 11,100 others – including 3,374 children, 2,088 women and 410 elderly people – were also injured.

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