|code: 301878||Date: 2012/03/11 - 11:25||source: Press TV|
Fresh Israeli attack martyrs 12-year-old boy in Gaza
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The raids happened early Sunday, bringing the death toll from Israeli airstrikes to 18 since Friday.
The boy identified as Ayoub Assaleya was martyred by an Israeli airstrike in the northern Gaza Strip. Another Palestinian was martyred in a separate strike in Gaza City, according to medics.
The new martyring came after a series of attacks left at least 16 Palestinian dead and 30 more injured in the past two days.
Israeli Minister of Military Affairs Ehud Barak reiterated that Israeli troops will continue their attacks on the coastal strip.
The Israeli military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip, saying the actions are being conducted for defensive purposes.
However, disproportionate force is always used in violation of international law, and civilians are often martyred or injured.