Journalists react during Israeli aerial bombardment in Gaza City on August 6, 2022. AFP
The statement “condemns the brutal aggression and fierce attacks launched by the Israeli occupation forces on defenseless Palestinians of all ages in the Gaza Strip,” and expressed solidarity with the Palestinian people.
The Syndicate has called on “the international community to fulfil its responsibilities and stop the occupying forces’ crimes and violations of international law,” demanding “international protection for the Palestinian people.”
Fighting between Israel and militants in Gaza started on Friday when Israel assassinated prominent Islamic Jihad leader Taysir Al-Jaabari in Gaza in airstrikes, ending a year of calm in the enclave.
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza have killed at least 15 people, including a five-year-old girl. In response, Palestinians fired rockets at Israeli cities today.
The last major Israeli assault on Gaza was in May 2021, which killed around 250 Palestinians, including women and children, before an Egypt-brokered ceasefire ended hostilities.