The Israeli military targeting Gaza with a massive barrage of air strikes is going viral on social media. The Israeli army said that the airstrikes were in retaliation to over 150 rockets that were fired at Israel on Tuesday.
Posted by Moneeb Saada on Wednesday, 8 August 2018
Facebook user Moneeb Saada said the Israeli warplanes have targeted all areas of Gaza strip.
#Breaking: Israeli warplanes target all areas of #Gaza strip.#GazaUnderAttack8/8/2018
Twitter user Basheer Abdrabu said, “Israeli warplanes fires more than 40 sophisticated F 16 missiles at the Gaza Strip so far killing Ali AlGandour, 33, wounding 6 and spreading terror and panic among population at the mid-night time.”
Israeli warplanes fires more than 40 sophisticated F 16 missiles at the Gaza Strip so far killing Ali AlGandour, 33, wounding 6 and spreading terror and panic among population at the mid-night time.#GazaUnderAttack
— Basheer Abdrabu (@b622489) August 8, 2018
Another twitter user Mahmoud Abo Zayed said, “the situation is indescribable in Gaza”. He called on his friends to pray for Gaza which is under attack.
— Mahmoud Abo Zayed (@corapica1) August 8, 2018
The Gaza Health Ministry reported on Thursday that three Palestinians were killed in the attacks, and 6 others were injured. The dead include a pregnant woman, 23, and her 16-month-old toddler. The third casualty was identified as 30-year-old Ali Alrandur.
— Aya Isleem ?? #Gaza (@AyaIsleemEn) August 9, 2018
the dolls of 1.5- year- old girl ( Bayan Khfash ) who was killed during occupation airstrikes at her house in Gaza last night. The israeli rockets put an end to her dreams forever. What crime did she commit to be killed with her pregnant mum and loving dad?#GazaUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/5dbDnEJ7oI
— EQB (@eqb_eng) August 9, 2018
“We don’t see the end of the escalation. We are closing in on operation in Gaza,” a senior Israeli Defense Force official said Thursday. In a twitter message the military said: “The way things continue to play out is significant. Hamas will understand in the coming hours, as in the past months, that this is not the direction it wants to chose.”
The Gaza offensive happened after three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed in the West Bank and a Palestinian teenager was abducted and burned to death in an apparent tit-for-tat attack.
According to Shehab News, the Israeli offensive is ongoing in the Gaza strip today.
— Shehab News (@ShehabAgencyEn) August 9, 2018
The Trump Administration has offered to broker a truce between the Israeli armed forces and the Hamas fighters in the self-governing Palestinian territory.