As the Zionist aggression on Gaza entered it eight consecutive day, the Zionist regime intensified its violent attacks on the strip while the resistance in Gaza also increased its retaliation and hit the ego of the occupying entity.
Zionist forces intensified their attacks on the Palestinians on Tuesday. On Wednesday too, the occupying regime also launched fresh attacks on Gaza killing at least one Palestinian in the north of Gaza.
The overall toll from the offensive had reached around 139 Palestinians martyred, among them 34 children, and over 1,100 others injured since last Wednesday when the Israeli aggression began. The Zionist entity had conducted more than 1,450 aerial and sea attacks against the Gaza Strip since November 14.
On Tuesday night, the Israeli jets bombed Hamas government building in Gaza City again. Hamas government buildings had been targeted on Saturday, including the prime minister’s office.
The Zionist entity didn’t spare the media from its attacks. Press TV correspondent Akram al-Sattari was injured in an Israeli airstrike in the early hours of Wednesday on a hotel that housed journalists in the Gaza Strip.
The hotel had already been hit twice prior to al-Sattari’s injury. The journalist sustained injuries and was taken to hospital.
The office of Agence France-Presse was also hit by three Israeli rockets that struck the sixth floor of the building on Tuesday night.
Also on Tuesday, Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip killed three Palestinian journalists in their cars. Two of those killed were cameramen working for Al-Aqsa TV. Mohammed Thouraya, head of the station, said the two were driving in a car with press markings in Gaza City on Tuesday afternoon, shortly after wrapping up an assignment at the city’s al-Shifa Hospital. Thouraya added that the bodies of the two, Mohammed al-Koumi and Hussam Salam, were badly burned.
The Moscow-based Russia Today news station reported on November 18 that its office on the top floor of the Showa Media Center in Gaza City “was destroyed after (an) Israeli airstrike hit the building.”
In turn, the Palestinian resistance retaliated to the Israeli attacks with firing several rockets on different part in the occupied territories.
Rockets hit Sha’ar HaNegev regional council in the south of the Zionist entity, with no immediate reports of casualties. Four explosions were also heard in Israeli Eshkol regional council on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Izzeddin Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, said it fired three Grad rockets at Migdal. The Al-Qassam Brigades also said it had fired 10 Grad rockets at Israel’s Hatzor airbase. Al-Qassam Brigades announced late on Tuesday that it has fired 1,426 missiles fired into the occupying entity so far.
Saraya al-Quds announced it had fired four Grad rockets at the south of the entity. Also yesterday, reports said the Palestinian resistance targeted an Israeli warship. Al-Quds Brigades reportedly bombed Ashdod and Ashkelon with 4 Grad rockets on Wednesday.
The Israeli Maariv newspaper said that Beersheva had turned into a ghost town after it was showered with the resistance missiles and bombings.