Israel Launches Predawn Airstrikes on Gaza

GAZA, December 14, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli warplanes predawn Monday carried out airstrikes on two different locations in northern and central Gaza Strip, in yet another act of aggression against the besieged enclave, local sources said.

Witnesses told WAFA that Israeli military helicopters fired a number of missiles targeting al-Karamah area to the northwest of Gaza, whereas other helicopters targeted another location in central Gaza Strip with missiles.

There were no reports of casualties.

Israeli media sources claimed the predawn attacks came after a projectile, which was fired from Gaza, landed in an open area in southern Israel.

Israel carried out similar attacks on Gaza on December 7.

Israel continues to breach a truce agreement reached between Israel and the Palestinian factions on August 26, which ended the latest deadly Israeli onslaught on Gaza in the summer of 2014.

Last year, Israel launched a relentless war on Gaza which claimed the lives of about 2,200 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and left more than 10,000 injured. Hundreds of thousands others are currently displaced and live in makeshift caravans or in UNRWA-run schools.

Since 2007, Israel has imposed a blockade on Gaza, which has caused a serious decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.