Offbeat: Fear and overwhelming in Gaza, again struck by Israel

Gaza: The EU and Russia "worried", Iran with the Palestinians

 Gaza: The EU and Russia © Ashraf Amra A ball of fire broke out following an Israeli air strike on a building in the city of Gaza, 6 August 2022. The extreme tension in the Gaza strip pushes the international community to react. This is the worst confrontation between the Hebrew State and the armed organizations of Gaza since the May 2021 war which had made 260 days in the Palestinian side in eleven days, among which fighters, and 14 dead in Israel, including a soldier , according to local authorities.

Des sauveteurs et des pompiers éteignent un incendie au milieu des dégâts d'un raid israélien à Gaza, le 5 août 2022 © Mohammed Abed of the rescuers and firefighters put out a fire in the middle of the damage of an Israeli raid in Gaza, on August 5, 2022

empty streets and lowered curtains: then That Islamic jihad and Israel clash, Gaza has a ghost town and the inhabitants of the enclave experienced by wars have the impression of tirelessly reliving the same scenes.

Friday afternoon, like every week for the weekly rest day, the Corniche of Gaza, one of the only air puffs in the overcrowded territory, was still crowded with people.

Less than 24 hours later, this long avenue along the Mediterranean Sea is deserted. The numerous cafes have closed, the itinerant sellers stayed at home.

About twenty members of Islamic jihad arrested by Israel during raids in the West Bank

 About twenty members of Islamic jihad arrested by Israel during raids in the West Bank © Amir Cohen, Reuters of the rockets drawn from the Gaza Strip are intercepted by the Israeli air defense system in Ashkelon, August 6, 2022. The Israeli army announced on Saturday the arrest of 19 members of Islamic jihad and new strikes on Gaza. Air raids presented as a "preventive attack" while the Hebrew state has been targeted by rocket fire since the arrest of a head of the occupied West Bank.

There is no soul that lives in the city center either. The only inhabitants who venture outside their home examine the damage of raids, glass debris on the ground and fire stigma.

"We lived in peace and suddenly the bombings began on Friday afternoon," said Mohammed Hamami, 40, "caught by surprise" by the Israeli "attack" on Gaza, territory of 2.3 million inhabitants Under the strict Israeli blockade since 2007.

Des Palestiniens au milieu des décombres d'un immeuble détruit par un raid israélien à Gaza, le 6 août 2022 © Mahmud Hams of the Palestinians in the middle of the rubble of a building destroyed by an Israeli raid in Gaza, on August 6, 2022

the Israeli army said to carry a "preventive" operation to Gaza. She says she only targets Islamic jihad, the second armed group in the territory after Hamas in power. Fifteen fighters were killed, according to Israel. Local authorities, they report 11 dead and more than 80 injured.

Israel-The "Iron Dome" Defatted 97% of the rockets drawn from Gaza

 Israel-The Israel-Palestinians/Gaza-Dome de Iron (Photo): Israel-Le "Iron Dome" Fatty 97% of the rockets drawn from Gaza Jerusalem, August 7 (Reuters) - The Israeli Air Defense System, "Iron Dome", intercepted 97% of Palestinian rockets since the launch of Israel on the Gaza Strip Friday launch, said the army. put into service for the first time in 2011, the "iron dome", developed with the support of the United States, had an efficiency evaluated at 85% by American and Israeli military officials.

Une maison touchée par les bombardements lors d'un raid israélien sur le camp de réfugiés de Jabalia dans la bande de Gaza, le 6 août 2022 © Mohammed Abed A house affected by bombings during an Israeli raid on the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, on August 6, 2022

among the victims, a five -year -old girl, Alaa Kaddoum. His family buried her after the raid which targeted his residential area in Gaza, still dressed in his matching pink t-shirt with the tangled ribbon in her curly hair.


Video: Israeli strikes on Gaza: at least 15 dead, including one child and a Palestinian chief (Dailymotion)

"enough, enough!", Says Mr. Hamami. "We live in the fear of the occupation (Israeli). Each month or each year a war takes place," he breathes, while Israel and the armed groups of Gaza have delivered four wars since 2007.

The last one, in May 2021, had made 260 days in the Palestinian side in eleven days, including fighters, and 14 dead in Israel, including a soldier, according to local authorities.

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"This last escalation brings images of fear, anxiety, the feeling that we are alone," explains Dounia Alamal Ismaïl, a resident of the city center who did not close her eye of The night because of the incessant noise of explosions and air raids.

ceasefire in the Gaza conflict comes into force

 ceasefire in the Gaza conflict comes into force Israel and the militant Palestinian organization of Islamic jihad have announced a ceasefire. Both thanked Egypt for the mediation in conflict. © Ariel Schalit/AP Photo/Picture Alliance Provided by Deutsche Welle The Islamic Jihad Poche, however, to his right to "react to every Israeli aggression," said the Palestinian organization. Israel also emphasized that in the event of violations, one would react hard.

Un Palestinien montre les dégâts dans une maison touchée lors d'un raid israélien sur le camp de réfugiés de Jabalia dans la bande de Gaza, le 6 août 2022 © Mohammed Abed A Palestinian shows the damage in a house affected during an Israeli raid on the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, August 6, 2022

"I hope this escalation will not turn into A greater confrontation and that Egyptian mediation will manage to restore calm, "she adds.

According to Egyptian sources, Cairo, a historic intermediary between Israel and the Palestinians, whose armed groups of Gaza, strives to establish mediation. But for residents on the ground, the time is for desolation.

A Jabalia, in the north of the enclave stuck between Egypt, the Mediterranean and Israel, Fouad Farajallah inspects his house. Its living room has turned into a jumble of sheets and rubble, the fan still miraculously holds a ceiling.

"I was sitting on the sofa with my wife and my children and suddenly everything fell," he told AFP. "My wife had a broken hand and my son was hit by bursts of shells".

and in the air, when silence seems to come back between two shots, it is the constant whistling of "zannana", the Israeli drones who observe everything from the sky, which take over.

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