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At least seven dead and 40 wounded after Israeli attack on Gaza

5-year-old girl and chief in northern al-Quds Brigades enclave among the dead

At least seven people lost their lives - including one girl five years old - and 40 others were injured as a result of an Israel Defense Forces attack on the Gaza Strip.

A statement from the Islamic Jihad highlighted that among the fatalities is Tayseer Al-Jabari, chief in the northern region of the enclave of the Al Quds Brigades, the group's armed wing, says Prensa Latina.

According to the Maan news agency, Salama Abed, also a militia commander, was killed in the attack.

Israeli goals

In a statement, the Israeli Forces announced the bombing of the coastal enclave, where more than two million people live. Palestinians.

Among the targets were an apartment in a high-rise building in the Al-Rimal neighborhood of Gaza City and a home in Al-Fakhari town.

They also bombed targets in the cities of Beit Lahia and Khan Younis, in the north and south of the territory, respectively.

Reaction

The spokesman for the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), which has controlled the Strip since 2007, Fawzi Barhoum, warned on Friday that the enemy started the escalation and now must pay the price and take full responsibility for it.

La Israeli offensive It comes after four days of tension on the common border after the arrest, by Tel Aviv soldiers, of the head of the Islamic Jihad in the West Bank, Bassam al Saadi.

The arrest prompted threats from Palestinian militias and an Israeli security operation along the demarcation line, which included border closures, blocking 14.000 Gazans who are allowed to enter Israel for work.

During the so-called Al Aqsa Intifada (2000-2005) the Armed Forces and the intelligence services of that country systematically used the policy of selective assassinations, questioned by the international community.

According to the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, from 2002 to 2008 at least 387 Palestinians lost their lives in such operations.

Children killed by Israel

The report of the United Nations Organization, António Guterres, entitled 'Children and armed conflicts', indicates that in 2021 the Israeli security forces killed 78 Palestinian children, injured another 982 and arrested 637.

According to the document, the UN verified 2.934 serious violations committed against 1.208 Palestinian children and nine Israeli children, in the regions of Israel, the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

When presenting the report, on July 13, the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, warned that «Israel should be on the lists» of countries that exercise violence against children if the aggressions continue this year and there is no «noticeable improvement».

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