Palestine: Israel strikes 320 sites in Gaza killing 25 Palestinians

6th May 2019
Palestine: Israel strikes 320 sites in Gaza killing 25 Palestinians

By Moustafa Maged Haboosh and Hamdi Yildiz

 

JERUSALEM (AA): Some 320 sites across the blockaded Gaza Strip were targeted since Saturday by the Israeli army, according to a statement. 25 Palestinians, including two pregnant women and two infants, were killed and more than 100 others wounded.

US President Donald Trump on Sunday threw his support behind Israel amid ongoing airstrikes in the blockaded Gaza Strip.

“Once again, Israel faces a barrage of deadly rocket attacks by terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. We support Israel 100% in its defense of its citizens,” Trump tweeted.

“To the Gazan people — these terrorist acts against Israel will bring you nothing but more misery. END the violence and work towards peace – it can happen!” he said.

Avichay Adraee, spokesman of the Israeli army claimed that reconnaissance points, underground warehouses and military centers of Hamas and Islamic Jihad were targeted.

Since Saturday, 25 Palestinians, including two pregnant women and two infants, were killed and more than 100 others wounded by Israeli air strikes.

In the latest Israeli strikes against the Palestinian civilians, a mother, father and 4-month old baby, were killed. Earlier, 14-month-old baby Siba Abu Erar and her pregnant mother Filstin Abu Erar, 34, were killed when Israeli air strikes targeted their home.

The escalation in the Gaza Strip started when four Palestinians were killed, including a teenager, and 51 wounded on Friday in Israeli army attacks on Hamas-affiliated sites and a separate attack on a rally against the decade-long occupation and siege of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli assaults were met by Palestinian resistance factions launching 600 rockets towards Israeli settlements, killing three people, according to Israel.

*Writing by Dilara Hamit

[Photo: Palestinians inspect building collapsed after airstrikes carried out by Israeli warplanes in Gaza City, Gaza on May 05, 2019.

Photographer: Ali Jadallah/AA]

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