Palestinians recover items from the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli airstrike in Rafah town in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 12, 2014. (AFP/Said Khatib)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The Israeli military's "pinpoint strikes" on houses in Gaza have killed whole families and children but few of the wanted men they are meant to target because they have long made themselves scarce, Palestinian residents say.After five days of cross-border barrages between Gaza militants and Israel's air force, at least 81 of the 121 Palestinians killed have been civilians, including 25 children, according to Palestinian medical officials. Early Saturday, two disabled women were killed and four other people seriously wounded when an Israeli tank shell struck a rehabilitation center in the eastern part of Gaza City, Palestinian medics said. An Israeli military spokeswoman said she was checking for details on why the center was targeted. The Gaza Interior Ministry told Reuters that over 200 family homes had been targeted since the Israeli campaign began, many belonging to police officers and militants but only around 15 housing high-ranking commanders.The Israeli military described a strike on the home of the Kaware family in which eight people died as a "tragic mistake," saying residents had not heeded their warning.A rushed voice crackled over the Gaza police radio frequency Friday, reporting an airstrike on a family house in Beit Hanoun. Israel's military says it has aborted planned attacks when neighbors gather in numbers to defend homes.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE