On Thursday, Israhelli military targeted the premises of Gaza City in north of the coastal sliver, killing several Palestinians and injuring eight others, including a little innocent child, AFP reported. The Israhelli military also injured two more people in a follow-up assault on the Jabaliya refugee camp, situated in the north. Israhelli warplanes pounded the city of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza without leaving any casualties. The Israhelli military claimed that the first attack followed an alleged mortar shell that was launched “from the direction of Gaza”.
The Tel Aviv regime has been recurrently bombarding Gaza ever since its 22-day war on the impoverished enclave in December 2008 and January 2009, which killed more than 1,400 innocent Palestinians and inflicted a damage of $1.6 billion on the region's already-stagnant economy. The offensives are often launched under the usual pretext of responding to the purported firing of projectiles. The Israhelli hostility rages on while Tel Aviv refuses to lift an all-out blockade it imposed on Gaza in mid-June 2007 with the cooperation of the recently ousted regime of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak. The siege has deprived the Gaza population of food, fuel and medicine, triggering stunted growth and malnutrition among most Palestinian children.