Israel Airstrikes Kill 195+ In Gaza

December 27, 2008

Israel (ChattahBox) – In probably the bloodiest attack in the conflict between Israel and Palestine, 195 people have been reported killed, with hundreds more injured, after an Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip.

The attack was in response to increased bombings from Hamas, and comes just a few days after the shaky truce between the two expired, and Hamas refused to renegotiate.

“There is a time for calm and a time for fighting, and now the time has come to fight,” Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told reporters this morning. He also made it clear that they will fire missiles as long as necessary, after several attacks from Gaza on several Israeli towns over the last few days.

The Israeli military released an official statement saying that it had specifically targeted security and militant compounds, but Islam Shahwan states that a large number of policemen were killed when a rocket was fired at a station celebrating a recent graduation of new members.

International response has been immediate, with spokesmen from the US and UK asking for Israel to limit it’s civilian casualties and show restraint, and France and other members of the EU demanding an immediate ceasefire to end the violence.

In the meantime, chaos rains on the Gaza Strip, with fear of further civilian deaths escalating, in particular for children who had been heading off to school at the time the airstrikes began. No further attacks have so far been authorized.


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One Response to “Israel Airstrikes Kill 195+ In Gaza”

  1. Muslims Against Sharia on December 27th, 2008 11:18 pm

    Hypocrisy in Action:
    Where were Egypt, Russia, OIC, EU, Britain, Sarkozy, US & Austria when Hamas was pounding Israel with daily barrage of rockets?

    http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2008/12/hypocrisy-in-action.html

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