• » Massive Israeli Airstrikes Reported in North, East and South of Gaza
    August 16, 2020 4:20 AM – IMEMC News

    On Saturday night, Israeli warplanes launched a number of missiles at Palestinian civilian areas in the northern, southern and eastern West Bank, according to local sources. The areas hit include Khan Younis, in the southern West Bank, Beit Lahia, in the north, and al-Boreij refugee camp, in eastern Gaza.

    Dozens of injuries have been reported, according to Dr. Basem Naim, who tweeted this video:

    🚨 The disastrous scene tonight in #Gaza, dozens of wounded people by #Israel air strikes, very dangerous & fragile medical care. #GazaUnderAttack #LiftGazaSiege #StopArmingIsrael #BDS pic.twitter.com/jQKOZjzudQ

    — Dr. Basem Naim (@basemn63) August 15, 2020

    Saturday’s bombings marked the seventh straight night of Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. Israel claimed it launched the massive missiles into the Palestinian civilian areas in response to what it called ‘incendiary balloons’ from Gaza, which are children’s party balloons with a string attached, bearing a flaming rag or paper that someone in Gaza sent floating upward.

    Following the Israeli bombardment, several Palestinian-fired rockets were seen heading toward the Israeli border.

    This Video by: Muhammad Najjar/Quds News Network shows one of the bombings, in the northern Gaza Strip.


    • At Least Five Palestinians Shot, Injured by Israeli Fire in Gaza
      August 16, 2020 6:06 AM IMEMC News

      Palestinian medical sources have reported that five residents were injured, on Saturday at night, by live rounds fired by Israeli soldiers, stationed in a military base across the perimeter fence, east of Gaza city. The incidents took place while the army also fired several missiles into various parts of the coastal region.

      The Palestinians were injured when the Israeli army fired it rounds at many homes, and into farmlands in the besieged coastal region, and were rushed to local medical centers.

      In addition, an Israeli drone fired missiles into a site and farmlands, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, causing excessive damage.

      The army also fired at least one missile into a building, west of Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, causing property damage.

      Some of the targeted sites are run by armed resistance groups near Beit Lahia, Palestinian sources said.