Israeli air and ground attacks, Gaza communication blackout continues

Israeli air and ground attacks continue, Gaza communication blackout continues

Gaza, The Gulf Observer: Israeli air and ground attacks continued early morning on Saturday, including a complete communication blackout.

The United Nations warned of a looming “unprecedented avalanche of human suffering” inside Gaza, following weeks of relentless bombing by Israel, while the General Assembly pushed for an “immediate humanitarian truce”.

“We are confronting an Israeli ground incursion in Beit Hanoun (in northern Gaza) and east Bureij (in the centre) and violent engagements are taking place on the ground,” Hamas’s armed wing the Ezzedine al Qassam Brigades said in a statement.

Israeli military spokesman Major Nir Dinar told AFP: “Our troops are operating inside Gaza as they did yesterday.”

Describing the situation in Gaza as a human tragedy, Philippe Lazzarini , the commissioner-general of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, said Gaza is becoming a “graveyard of a population trapped between war, siege and deprivation”.