Six Palestinians have been killed and dozens more wounded in the latest round of attacks carried out by the Israeli regime on the besieged Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours. An Israeli warplane pounded an area near the northern town of Jabaliya in Gaza during the early hours of Sunday, killing a 20-year-old man, identified as Mohammed Shwikani, and injuring two others, medical sources said. Another young Palestinian man, named Mohammed Abed, was also killed in another airstrike east of the city. The Israeli military has confirmed bombardment of seven different targets in Gaza over the past several hours.
In addition, Israeli tank fire on Saturday killed four Palestinians and wounded over 30 others in Gaza.The Israeli military frequently carries out airstrikes and other attacks on the Gaza Strip, claiming they 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 that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty. The apartheid regime of Israel denies about 1.7 million people in Gaza their basic rights, such as freedom of movement, jobs that pay proper wages, and adequate healthcare and education. DB/HSN/MA