Morocco World News
Morocco World News
New York, Nov 17, 2012
Israel is escalating its indiscriminate attacks on civilians in the Gaza Strip. In the fifth day of its offensive against what it calls ‘terrorists”, Israel is now using its navy in an attempt to crush the resistance of the Palestinians. According to Al Jazeera English, Israeli’s warships killed 2 children and left several journalists wounded after an attack it carried out on Saturday night.
Now it appears that the targets of the Israeli army are the journalists who are covering its offensive in Gaza. “Journalists here believe that it is a deliberate attack by the Israeli navy” against the journalists, Mohammed Omar, Al Jazeera’s correspondent said after the attack on a media building, which caused a journalist working for Al Quds TV to lose his leg. According to the same source, the building houses also Sky News TV, Al Arabiya TV, Abu Dabi TV and Al Aqsa Tv.
In the Israeli aggression against Gaza in 2008-2009, the building housing Al Quds TV was entirely destroyed by the Israeli army.
People here, believe that this attack “was nowhere to be random, it was a message sent to the journalists working in the area,” he added.
Israel’s air force bombarded Hamas government building on Saturday, as the Arab League’s Foreign Ministers were holding an emergency meeting in Cairo.
“The cabinet headquarters was targeted with four strikes and the government stresses that it remains committed to its positions and its stand alongside the people,” the Hamas government said in a statement carried by Al Arabiya.
Since the beginning of the Israeli attacks against Gaza, at least 47 people have been killed in Gaza and three in Israel.
In an interview with Al Jazeera on Saturday, Michael Oren, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Satates did not rule out the possibility that his country resort to ground operations to “defend itself against Hamas.”
Arab Foreign Ministers gathered in Cairo on Saturday called for a review of what they called futile diplomacy with Israel over the past 10 years.
In 2002, Arab states offered Israel diplomatic recognition in return for its withdrawal from all occupied territories and an equitable settlement of the Palestinian refugee question.
Member states should “reconsider all past Arab initiatives on the peace process and review their stance on the process as a whole,” said Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi in a statement carried by AFP.
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