At least three Palestinians, including two children, have been wounded in fresh Israeli airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip, local medical sources say. Israeli airplanes struck targets in eastern, northern, and southern parts of the impoverished coastal sliver on Sunday. On Thursday, three Palestinians were killed when an Israeli tank fired a Flechette shell in the northern town of Beit Hanoun. Three other Palestinians were also killed and another wounded in an Israeli airstrike on central Gaza on Wednesday.
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, which is a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty. MN/AS