Israel terrorizes Gaza civilians in air strikes as Ramadan ends
Photo array: No one injured in Israeli airstrikes that target civilians around Gaza City in the Northern Gaza area after Israeli officials assert that one rocket was fired fromGaza into Israel Monday night. “Eid Mubarak” from Israel as civilian homes destroyed on Ramadan’s end
By Mohammed Asad
Israeli aircraft strafed civilian areas of the Gaza Strip Monday targeting civilian homes in a campaign that punishes and terrorizes Palestinians in response to the alleged firing of a rocket into Israel.
Although no damage was reported from the alleged missile fired from Gaza, the Israeli assault destroyed dozens of homes throughout the Northern Gaza Strip and in Gaza City.
The Israeli media twisted facts to claim the attacks were against “Hamas” targets but the targets were actually Palestinian civilians who had no links to the fired rocket. Israeli officials claimed Hamas was responsible asserting that Hamas claims the Gaza Strip, but the strip is controlled by Israel through a punishing embargo and constant military assault.
Palestinian officials said that there were no casualties in this raid, unlike past raids which sent dozens of men, women and children to the hospital.
Israel has been accused of intentionally targeting civilians in order to inflict the greatest pain and suffering as a form of government and societal revenge against any militant actions that target Israel regardless of the ineffectiveness of the Palestinian actions.
An unknown religious extremist group allegedly claimed credit for the rocket fire against Israel, but many Palestinians asserted that Israel fabricated the claim of a rocket attack in order to launch strikes against Muslim targets marking the end of the 30 days of Islamic religious fasting, Ramadan.
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photographer Mohammed Asad's photo of Dalia Khalifa won an award in March 2015 at a competition organised by the UN.
'Unbreakable' - is the photo of 9yr old Dalia Khalifa, taken at Al-Shifa Hospital on Aug 9th, 2014. Dalia was badly injured in an Israeli air strike during Operation 'Protective Edge'.
'Unbreakable' is the Grand Jury Winner in the photography competition, organised by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Middle East and North Africa (UN OCHA).
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Mohammed Asad's home in Shujaiyya was destroyed by Israeli missiles, mortars and tank fire on Friday August 1, 2014 while he was documenting the Israeli massacre of civilians in the Gaza Strip. He is now living in temporary housing as he scrambles to find Internet access to share his photographs when possible.]
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