21 novembre 2012

Israel Launches War on Gaza: Day 8 Live Coverage

Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish a blaze after an Israeli air strike on the Islamic National Bank building in Gaza City on 20 November 2012. (Photo: AFP - Majdi Fathi)
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Last Wednesday afternoon, Israel launched a wide-scale attack on the densely-populated Palestinian Gaza Strip. In a scene reminiscent of the start of the December 2008 War on Gaza, in which 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed, Israeli fighter jets struck over 500 targets in the besieged Strip in the course of 48 hours. At least 139 Palestinians have been killed and over 900 wounded in the ongoing assault as air raids continue for a eight consecutive day. Retaliatory rocket fire from Gaza killed five Israelis – one soldier, and three civilians.
Al-Akhbar will continue to post live updates on the situation in Gaza.
■ Hamas military chief Ahmad Jaabari and Ahmad al-Zahar, the brother of Hamas co-founder Mahmoud al-Zahar, were killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City
■ Israeli fighter jets have reportedly targeted over 1,350 sites in Gaza since Wednesday afternoon
■ Retaliatory rockets from the Gaza Strip struck Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for the first time; as well as Beersheba, Ashkol and Dimona, home to Israel's main nuclear power plant.
■ 139 Palestinians have been killed and over 900 have been injured.
■ Five Israelis were killed from Palestinian resistance retaliatory rocket fire.
■ For analysis of media coverage, see our Boxes & Briefs media mash-up.


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