Israel continues massive bombing of Gaza
According to Palestinian health services, 15 people, including 5 children, were killed on Wednesday in strikes against the Gaza Strip. Since the beginning of the Israeli military operation "Frontier of Defense", about 220 Palestinians have died, and more than 1.5 thousands have been injured.
16 July it became known that the narrow security cabinet of Israel gave permission for an additional appeal 8 thousands of reservists in the event of a possible expansion of the military operation in the Gaza Strip.
In addition, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that rocket attacks on Israeli territory cannot be stopped only aviation blows.
"Solving the problem (rocket attacks) cannot be achieved only from the air," Lieberman said. “We must do everything possible to neutralize the ability of terrorists to attack us.”
It is worth noting that the human rights organization Human Rights Watch issued a statement alleging that "Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip were aimed at civilian targets and undoubtedly led to civilian casualties, which is contrary to the norms of warfare." The document notes that “Israel should stop illegal attacks that are not directed against military targets and may be intended to collectively punish or destroy the property of civilians. Intentional or unintentional attacks that violate the norms of warfare are war crimes. ”
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