‘Constant fear’ in Gaza as Israel continues assault

At least two Palestinians have been killed and several others wounded on the fourth consecutive day of Israeli bombardment on the besieged Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical officials have said.

One of the people killed in Friday's air raid on an apartment was a senior leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group (PIJ), local media reported. It brought the total number of Palestinians killed in this week's bombardment to at least 33, including several children, with more than 110 also wounded.

Hundreds of rockets have also been launched from the Strip towards Israel, with a 70-year-old killed in central Israel.

Al Jazeera's Youmna El Sayed, reporting from central Gaza, said the latest attack targeted a six-storey building in the 'densely populated' al-Nasr neighbourhood.

Israel 'targeted a residential apartment' which destroyed at least three floors of the building, she said.

'These people were not warned to get out of their homes, there was no warning missile fired prior to this targeting,' El Sayed added.

Salameh Maarouf, head of Gaza's government information office, said the enclave has been 'reeling from the bombardment'.

'The international community is turning a blind eye to our plight,' he told reporters in Gaza.

Source: Somali National News Agency