as reports slowly emerge out of gaza, it seems that last night might have been the worst night yet so far. and it is not over: at least 100 persons have been murdered since midnight alone. and that is scary. where are they heading ?
150 “targets” hit over night according to haaretz http://tiny.cc/j3yqjx), especially in the north and south of gaza. at least 60 palestinians were killed, taking the death toll up to 1,137 palestinians since july 8, and over 6500 injured (many of whom in serious conditions or maimed for life). the port, fishing market, several mosques, the al aqsa tv building, al quds news agency, building of the ministry of finance, building of the ministry of agriculture, haniye’s house together with at least 43 other houses were bombed.
here’s footage (by the bbc, as shitty as they are) of the bombing of the al aqsa media tower
“This is the most fierce night we ever had,” Aya Humaid told Middle East Eye, adding that the bombing continued from air, sea and ground for 10 hours. “This is the night when Israel has used a scorched earth policy,” Humid adds.palestinian resistance fighters accessed a military base and killed five soldiers, a total of ten soldiers were killed yesterday, bringing the toll to 53 soldiers and 3 civilians (among them one unprotected bedouin and one thai worker)
anne says they used a lot of flares. maha, another friend, made this fb video from her window. this is what maha wrote this morning
That was the hardest night ever. It was the first time I see such things from my window, the sky was all lighten up by light bombs. I spent the night watching the reflection of their light on the wall of my room. They have shelled many places in my neighborhood and other areas across the Strip. Explosions didn’t stop for one single minute. Electricity was off and it was getting more dangerous every minute. Those murderers have literally gone crazy! We haven’t slept for a single minute … A video from my window to be uploaded soon.
also read teenager farah baker’s tweets from last night.
this morning, gaza’s only power plant was (as usual during these major military assaults) bombed, causing a raging fire in gaza city that firefighters are still struggling to contain. there are fears about total electricity cuts in gaza in a place that already had insufficient electricity access due to both the siege and regular targetting of the power plant in previous attacks.
today, the attacks continue. residents of khan younis were told to evacuate around noon today. the nightmare not only continues, but it continues on such unrestraint scale … remember lebanon 2006, where in the last three days of war, the zionists bathed the entire south in cluster bombs, effectively rendering it a murderous place to live for years to come?
i think this is what they are doing now: it’s obviously not about tunnels, it’s about destroying as much of civilian infrastructure (homes!, mosques, schools, hospitals, roads, media stations, THE one and only power plant, port, etc.) before anything could actually lead to a ceasefire.
murderers. i write, but … i have no words or ways to even feel what i feel