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Israeli warplane attacks northern Gaza Strip

15 Mar 2012 9:58

Islam Times - An Israeli warplane has struck the southeast of Gaza City, located in the north of the Tel Aviv-blockaded Gaza Strip.

The latest airstrike was conducted late Wednesday night, according to Palestinian security officials, AFP reported.

No causalities have been reported yet from the attack.

At least 26 Palestinians have been killed and dozens others injured in Israeli attacks on the coastal sliver since March 9.

Despite international pressure, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said last Sunday that Tel Aviv would continue its airstrikes against Gaza ‘as long as necessary.’

Iran, China, Turkey, and the Arab League have condemned the Israeli attacks.

Israeli warplanes and ground forces have been frequently attacking Gaza since the end of Tel Aviv’s December 2008-January 2009 war on the enclave, which killed more than 1,400 Palestinians. Most of the victims of the attacks are civilians, including women and children.

Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, causing a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.

The full-scale land, aerial, and naval siege has turned the enclave into the world's largest open-air prison.