The Israeli military said its war jets targeted 15 areas in the northern part of the blockaded enclave on early Thursday morning.
Gaza’s emergency chief Ashraf al-Qedra said at least 10 civilians were wounded as a result of the Tel Aviv regime’s offensive, one of them being in critical condition. A pregnant Palestinian woman was also reported to be among those injured.
The Israeli regime has been conducting air raids on the coastal sliver, primarily as part of the military operations purportedly in search of three Israeli settlers, who Tel Aviv claimed had gone missing on June 12 and who were later found dead. Reports said on June 30 that the bodies of the Israeli teenagers were found in a field near the village of Hilhul, north of the city of al-Khalil (Hebron) in the occupied West Bank.
The Tel Aviv regime claims the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, is responsible for the deaths. Hamas rejects the allegation.
Gaza has been blockaded since June 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standards of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.
The 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.