Families in Gaza grieve the loss of loved ones after Israel's attacks
- Year: 2012
- Length: 3:32 minutes (3.24 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Israeli air strikes on Gaza and rocket fire into Israel continue for the third day in a row and many are concerned about troops being sent into the Occupied Territory. Israel approved an expansion of the draft to 75,000 troops, and one general, addressing soldiers, said they were “on the eve of a possible ground operation.” Armed factions in Gaza launched a rocket that landed in an open area south of Jerusalem, reportedly the first such incident in more than three decades. As of this afternoon, 28 Palestinians had been killed, including children and babies. Hamas rocket fire killed three Israeli civilians on Thursday. At least 200 Gazans have been wounded. And according to Ha-aretz, the Israeli military has hit more than 500 targets in Gaza. Photos of the attacks show plumes of smoke rising high in the air and charred, demolished buildings. One of the buildings hit this week was the home of a Gazan family. That strike killed an 11-month-old baby and a recently married sister-in-law. FSRN's Rami Almeghari visited the grieved family and filed this report.