Tuesday Aug 16, 201112:39 AM GMT
Airstrike on Gaza kills one, injures two
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Israeli warplanes have launched an airstrike on the Gaza Strip that killed one Palestinian and critically injured two others.

The attack targeted the eastern section of the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Tuesday morning, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The airstrike came a day after an Israeli Navy vessel opened fire on the northern coast of the besieged territory, wounding a Gazan fisherman.

The Israeli military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip, saying the actions are being conducted for defensive purposes. However, disproportionate force is always used, in violation of international law, and civilians are often killed or injured.

Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, a situation which has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.

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