Israeli warplanes have carried out an airstrike against the Gaza Strip in yet another act of aggression against the besieged Palestinian enclave.
Local sources said Israeli aircraft fired two missiles at an area east of the village of Juhor al-Dik which lies south of Gaza City late on Wednesday (July 13), Arabic-language Palestine al-Yawm news agency reported.
There was no immediate report about possible casualties or damage.
The Israeli military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip. Disproportionate force is always used in violation of international law, and civilians are often killed or injured.
In early July 2014, Israel waged a war on the Gaza Strip. The 50-day military aggression, which ended on August 26, 2014, killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians, including 577 children, according to the United Nations figures.
Over 11,100 others – including 3,374 children, 2,088 women and 410 elderly people – were also wounded in the war. Israel continues to carry out attacks on the Palestinian strip from time to time.
The Association of International Development Agencies (AIDA) has condemned Israel’s nearly decade-long blockade on the impoverished Gaza Strip.
AIDA, an umbrella body of over 80 international non-governmental and non-profit organizations working in the occupied Palestinian territories, says Israel is “severely impeding reconstruction and recovery” in the coastal land.
“Unless it is lifted, Palestinians living in Gaza will be unable to move on with their lives and live in freedom, dignity and safety,” Chris Eijkemans, country director at AIDA with the British charity Oxfam, said recently.
Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.
The apartheid regime of Israel denies about 1.8 million people in Gaza their basic rights, such as freedom of movement, proper job, and adequate healthcare and education.