Israeli airstrikes pound Nuseirat refugee camp in Gaza

An Israeli warplane (file photo)

Israeli warplanes have carried out several airstrikes on a busy and crowded refugee camp in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The attacks, which occurred late on Sunday, targeted Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza. Nuseirat is home to more than 66,000 Palestinian refugees, AFP reported.

The Israeli military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip, saying the actions are for defensive purposes. However, disproportionate force is always used, in violation of international law, and civilians are often killed or injured in the raids.

On Friday, Israeli F-16 warplanes launched airstrikes on northern Gaza and injured two Palestinians, local medical sources said.

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas says Israel launched over 58 air and ground assaults on the Gaza Strip in June, which killed over a dozen Palestinians and injured many others.

Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, which is a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.

Israel has been launching regular airstrikes on the Gaza Strip since the end of its December 2008-January 2009 war on the Palestinian territory.

The 22-day war left over 1,400 Palestinians dead and injured thousands more.

The three weeks of unrelenting aerial, land, and sea strikes also destroyed thousands of civilian and government buildings and devastated much of Gaza's infrastructure.

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