Israeli airstrike kills one Palestinian, injures another in Gaza Strip
An Israeli Heron TP, also known as the IAI Eitan, drone (file photo)
Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:32AM
At least one Palestinian has been killed and another injured in an Israeli airstrike on the southern Gaza Strip, as the wave of aggression on the besieged territory continues unabated, Press TV reports.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, a remote-controlled Israeli assassination drone fired missiles at targets in the town of Rafah, killing one person and injuring another.
The Israeli military frequently carries out airstrikes and other attacks on 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 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.