Israeli Warplanes Pound Farmlands in Central Gaza Strip

GAZA, July 14, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli warplanes late Wednesday night pounded farmlands east of al-Bureij refugee camp in the central besieged Gaza Strip.

WAFA correspondent said Israeli F-16 fighter jets pounded farmlands east of al-Bureij refugee camp with two missiles, causing a deep hole in the scene and spreading panic among neighborin civilians, especially children.

Israeli forces frequently bomb the besieged coastal enclave using disproportionate force in violation of international law.

In July 2014, Israel carried out a deadly onslaught on the strip, claiming the lives of over 2,200 people, overwhelmingly civilians, injuring over 11,100 others and flattening whole neighborhoods, displacing about 475,000 Palestinians.

Israel has placed a tightened blockade on Gaza since 2007 after Hamas took over power in the strip, denying about 1.8 million population their basic rights and as a result causing a decline in their standard of living, unprecedented rates of unemployment and poverty.

 

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