People in the Gaza Strip mark the first anniversary of the eight-day Israeli war on the besieged Palestinian territory,Press TV reports.
Thousands of Palestinians, including members of the Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, and the Islamic Jihad movement, took to the streets of Gaza to express readiness to confront any potential future Israeli attacks.
The Israeli war on Gaza was carried out on November 14-21, 2012. The war ended after the Israeli regime and Hamas agreed on an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire.
Over 160 Palestinians, including women and children, were killed and about 1,200 others were injured in the Israeli attacks on Gaza. In retaliation, Palestinian resistance fighters fired rockets and missiles into Israeli cities, killing at least five Israelis.
Abu Ahmad, the spokesperson for the Islamic Jihad’s military wing, the al-Qods Brigades, said, “The armed resistance… defeated the Israelis in 2012. We will make the Israeli soldiers’ worst nightmare come true if they dare and enter Gaza again.”
Youths and children were in particular traumatized by the Israeli war last year.
Many Palestinian kids also participated in the anniversary event to help boost the morale of Palestinian resistance fighters.
“An Israeli drone killed my father and I am here to express my solidarity with the Palestinian resistance fighters. Many children were killed during the last war. And we will never forget them,” said a Palestinian child.
The Israeli regime also waged a 22-day war on Gaza in 2008, which left more than 1,400 Palestinians, including at least 300 children, dead.
By Press TV
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