Israel continues to escalate airstrikes against the Gaza Strip today, with officials reporting 750 strikes in the last 48 hours, and the attacks leaving at least 81 killed, and hundreds others wounded.
The split between Hamas fighters and civilians remains unclear in the chaos of the Gaza attacks, but at least 12 children have been confirmed killed on Wednesday. Most of the missiles hit residential areas, destroying over 50 homes and damaging 1,700 others.
That’s just the beginning, according to Israeli officials, who bragged about hitting more targets in 48 hours than they did in the whole week-long November 2012 clash.
Outgoing President Shimon Peres confirmed an imminent ground invasion, as Israel continues to mass troops and tanks along the Gaza border, saying it will “happen quite soon,” and that its the “logical conclusion” to the current conflict with Hamas.
Arab nations are pushing for an emergency UN Security Council meeting to try to secure a ceasefire, though with the United States praising the Israeli onslaught, it seems likely that any UN measures to stop the fighting will come only after Israel has tired itself out pounding the tiny strip.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Major Clashes in Libyan Capital, at Least 20 Killed, Airport Closed - January 15th, 2018
- Aid Cranes Arrive at Key North Yemen Port of Hodeidah - January 15th, 2018
- Russia FM: Zone for US-Backed Rebels Could Split Syria - January 15th, 2018
- Syrian Army Vow to End US Presence in Syria - January 15th, 2018
- Syrian Rebels Push US to Resume Failed CIA Arms Smuggling Scheme - January 15th, 2018