Socialist Worker

Israel bombards Gaza Strip

by Nick Clark
Issue No. 2503

Israeli war planes

Israeli war planes

Israeli warplanes attacked Palestinians in the Gaza Strip with airstrikes between Wednesday and Saturday of last week. They killed one Palestinian woman and injured several more people.

Israel appeared to have stopped bombing as Socialist Worker went to press.

But Israeli soldiers have continued to shoot at Palestinian farmers tending to their fields near the border fence.

Israeli leaders blamed Palestinian resistance group Hamas, which governs in the Gaza Strip, for inciting the bombings.

They accused Hamas of breaking a ceasefire that has been in place since 2014. Last week’s bombings came after Hamas fired mortar rounds at Israeli soldiers who entered the strip to destroy tunnels leading out of the besieged Palestinian territory.

But Israel has frequently broken the ceasefire, shooting at farmers, fishermen and protesters—killing 25 Palestinians in Gaza since the start of this year.

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