GAZA – As the ongoing Israeli offensive on Gaza entered the 50th day on Saturday, harrowing tales, videos and pictures of the Israeli war crimes against the Palestinian people continue to surface on the mainstream media and social media.
The latest video showing what the Israeli Army is doing in Gaza just for fun has shaken the conscience of only a few, especially the rulers in the West and the United States. The video shows an Israeli Army officer talking to the camera and dedicating a building explosion in Gaza to his two years old daughter on her second birthday. Looking into the camera, he begins a count down and the huge building explodes in the background seconds later.
The building explosion was reportedly carried out by Major Moshe Grunberg from the 271st Combat Engineering Battalion of the Israeli Army and dedicated to his daughter Ella shortly before a four-day ceasefire between Hamas and the Israeli Army took effect on Friday.
"Dedicating this explosion to my daughter Ella for her birthday"
"Major Moshe Grunberg from the 271st Combat Engineering Battalion dedicated the demolition of an entire building in Gaza yesterday, shortly before ceasefire, to his daughter Ella's 2-year birthday. MazelTov🎉🇮🇱😄" pic.twitter.com/3o06SjG5gw
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The government media office in the blockaded enclave said on Thursday the Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip has soared to 14,854. “The victims include 6,150 children and over 4,000 women, while more than 36,000 people have been injured,” it added.
Nearly 7,000 people remain unaccounted for, including more than 4,700 children, the media office said. The Israeli attacks have also left 88 mosques destroyed, 174 others partially damaged, while three churches were targeted.
Israel launched relentless air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip following a cross border attack by Hamas on October 7. The official Israeli death toll stands at 1,200.
Amid the growing calls for a Gaza ceasefire from across the globe, Israel and Hamas agreed on a four-day ceasefire and also exchanged prisoners. Israel released 39 Palestinian women and children who have been in the custody of the Israeli Army for years. In response, Hamas released 24 Israelis who they had seized during the October 7 cross-border attacks.