– At least seven Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza Strip (PressTV, Nov 19, 2013):
The Israeli regime has carried out several airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip, but there have been no immediate reports of casualties.
According to Palestinian sources, Israeli warplanes launched at least seven airstrikes in the north and south of the coastal enclave on Tuesday.
They were the second such attacks in recent weeks.
A spokesman for the Israeli army claimed that the airstrikes were conducted in retaliation for one rocket that had been fired from Gaza into the occupied Palestinian territories earlier in the day.
Last week, the Tel Aviv regime carried out two airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli military frequently bombs the besieged Gaza Strip, claiming the attacks are being conducted for defensive purposes. However, disproportionate force is always used, in violation of international law, and civilians are often killed or injured.
The 1.7 million Palestinians of the Gaza Strip are living in what is called the world’s largest open-air prison as Israel retains full control of the airspace, territorial waters, and border crossings of the territory.
Gaza has been blockaded by the Israeli regime since June 2007, a situation which has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.