Israel hits Gaza, five Palestinians injured

Israel has carried out a series of airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip, injuring at least five people.

According to Palestinian medical sources, four children and a woman were wounded during the airstrikes on Thursday.

In a previous raid on January 13, Israeli warplanes carried out three separate airstrikes on the northern, central and southern areas of Gaza.

A three-year-old boy was injured in the attack on the central area and a training center for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) was damaged in the attack on the southern area.

On December 24, 2013, a three-year-old girl and another Palestinian were killed and six others injured when Israeli warplanes pounded several areas in Gaza.

The Israeli military often targets Palestinians along the border with the Gaza Strip, which remains literally cut off from the outside world by a crippling Israeli blockade.

The siege has turned the densely-populated coastal Palestinian sliver, home to some 1.7 million people, into the largest open-air prison in the world.

According to the Palestinian rights groups, over a dozen Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in the first half of 2013 and nearly 1,800 Palestinians, including women and children, were seized during the same period.

Gaze has been under the crippling blockade imposed by the Tel Aviv regime since 2007.

By Press TV


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