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Video shows Israeli "knock on the roof" bombing tactic in Gaza

Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 - 01:25

Israeli forces warn a Gaza family of an imminent attack on their home before pummeling it with two bombs, according to the Gazan al-Watania Media Agency. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Israeli forces telephone a Palestinian family to warn them of an imminent attack on their home in Gaza City. Fifteen minutes later, a so-called "knock-on-the-door" missile. The missile does not contain explosive warheads. It's meant to warn the family once more to get out before the real bombs are dropped. A local news agency says the home owner managed to evacuate his family and his neighbors in time. The home is shattered to pieces. Children's toys poke through the rubble. Medical officials say more than 100 people have been killed in the aerial bombardments that Israel began on Tuesday. That death toll includes at least 75 civilians, many of them children. Israel said it was determined to end cross-border rocket attacks that intensified last month, after its forces arrested hundreds of activists from the Islamist Hamas movement.

Video shows Israeli "knock on the roof" bombing tactic in Gaza

Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 - 01:25

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