“More than 300 Palestinians have been killed in three consecutive days of aerial bombardment in the heavily-populated territory.
Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, has blamed Hamas!! for triggering Israel’s deadly raids on Gaza, by not extending a six-month truce with the Jewish state.”
YouTube – Israel Air Strike on Gaza on 28 Dec 2008 -JazeeraTV: The top news headlines.
“Over 280 Gazans have been killed and over 600 wounded in israeli surgical air strikes on Gaza. The number of casualties is keeping increase.”
YouTube – Inside story- Israeli attacks on Gaza – 28 Dec 08 – Part 1.
“Israeli jets are again bombing targets in the Gaza Strip. The air assualt is now into a third day. Warships have also been involved in the attacks, shelling the area around Gaza’s port.
The death toll in Gaza has risen to 318. A UN agency says at least 51 of those victims were civilians.
Despite the onslaught, the Palestinian resistance continues. Rockets fired from Gaza have killed one person and injured seven in the city of Ashkelon.
Roza Ibragimova reports.”
YouTube – Israel pounds Gaza for a third consecutive day – 29 Dec 08.
Shortly before 7:00am local time, yet another Israeli missile strike hit the residential neighbourhood of Hi Alijnina in the southern Gaza town of Rafah. This time a pharmacy was targeted, totally destroying the building and causing severe damage to surrounding homes. Electricity lines were torn down during the blast and the street was littered with medicines. This footage was filmed within minutes of the attack as fire fighters battled to control the blaze. Shocked residents poured into the streets, some still wearing pyjamas. Some of them are interviewed in this film.
YouTube – Bombing of pharmacy in Rafah, Gaza Strip – 28th December 2008.
Amidst world-wide protests Israel is continuing its bombing campaign against Gaza for the third consecutive day and preparing to launch a possible ground invasion. Following on months of a crippling blockade this has been described as one of Israels bloodiest attacks on Palestinians since 1948. Latest reports indicate that 310 people have been killed and 1,400 injured in the aerial strikes across the Gaza Strip since Saturday morning. The latest targets of the airstrikes include the Hamas Interior Ministry building and the Islamic University. Israels Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced today that Israel is in a all-out war with Hamas and its proxies in Gaza. Fears of a ground invasion are growing after Israel declared a military buffer zone around Gaza, closing off the strip and its 1.5 million residents, to journalists and civilians.
We speak to Dr. Moussa El Haddad and Fida Qishta in Gaza, Dr. Mustafa Barghouti in Ramallah, Gideon Levy in Tel Aviv and Ali Abunimah in the U.S.
YouTube – A Full Hour of Coverage and Analysis on Gaza. Democracy Now 12/29/08 (1 of 5).
- Over 310 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Attack on Gaza
- Israel: International Community Should Condemn Hamas
- Hamas Accuses Israel of Causing a Holocaust
- UN Calls for Immediate Halt to All Violence”
- US Officials Back Israeli Attack
YouTube – Democracy Now 12/29/2008: Gaza Headlines.
“Israels deliberate targeting of civilian buildings such as mosques and universities in Gaza is deepening the humanitarian crisis in the Hamas-controlled area, says eyewitness Eva Bartlett from the International Solidarity Movement.”
YouTube – Gaza humanitarian crisis deepening.