Israel vows to continue airstrikes despite international concern
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
7/11/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
In spite of outcries from the international community -- Israel is not backing down. Israeli airstrikes on Gaza have killed four more Palestinians. The ongoing four-day offensive has claimed at least 102 lives. This figure includes dozens of civilians.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared at a news conference that Israel will continue its offensive until rocket fire out of Gaza is halted.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Amid the ongoing fracas, a Palestinian rocket hit a fuel tanker at an Israeli gas station, causing a blaze. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared at a news conference that Israel will continue its offensive until rocket fire out of Gaza is halted.
"I will end it when our goals are realized. And the overriding goal is to restore the peace and quiet," Netanyahu said. He downplayed any ceasefire efforts.
The international community has expressed its concern and has called on both Israel and the Palestinians to end the aggression.
United States President Barack Obama told Netanyahu by telephone that the United States was willing to help negotiate a cease-fire. "Nobody wants to see a ground invasion," a spokeswoman for Secretary of State John Kerry said.
An airstrike on a house in Gaza City killed a man. The victim was described by Palestinian officials as a doctor and pharmacist. An Israeli aircraft also reportedly bombed a three-story house in the southern town of Rafah, killing three people.
Medical officials in Gaza said at least 70 civilians, including children, are among the 102 killed since the offensive began Tuesday.
The salvos into Israel have so far caused no fatalities. Interception by Israel's partly U.S.-funded Iron Dome aerial defense system is being credited.
Eight people were wounded, one seriously, by a rocket that hit a fuel tanker at a gas station in Israel's port city of Ashdod.
Determined to end Palestinian rocket attacks deep into the Israel, leaders have hinted that they could order the first ground invasion of the Gaza Strip in five years.
Some 20,000 Israeli army reservists have been mobilized, and the military said it launched fresh air and naval strikes early Friday, giving no further details. The military has carried out more than 1,000 strikes against Gaza targets during the offensive.
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