Days of Palestine - Gaza
The death toll from Israel’s ongoing aggression against the impoverished Gaza Strip rose on Wednesday evening to at least 83 Palestinians, including 17 children and seven women.
Israel’s military aggression, which entered the fourth day in a row, has also wounded a total of 487 civilians, some seriously, according to the latest developments on the ground as covered by field reporters for the Days of Palestine.
Israeli occupation warplanes launched raids beginning late Monday in the Gaza Strip in an offensive the army called Operation Guardians of the Wall.
Israeli warplanes launched a series of air raids on various areas in the besieged enclave that started with fatal strikes in the northern city of Beit Hanun.
Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza had fired a barrage of rockets at Israeli targets earlier on Monday in retaliation to the Israeli attacks on the Aqsa Mosque and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Occupied East Jerusalem over the past few days.
Tensions have been running high in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem since last week after an Israeli court ordered the evictions of Palestinian families.
Palestinians protesting in solidarity with residents of Sheikh Jarrah have been targeted by Israeli forces.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war and annexed the entire city in 1980 – a move that has never been recognized by the international community.