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Israeli Sonic Booms Over Gaza

Worried | 03.11.2005 11:50 | Anti-militarism | Repression

Although it had evacuated its settlers and troops from the Gaza Strip earlier this year, Israel continues to control the territory's airspace, coastline and borders. It has also continued to carry out air raids against what it says are militant targets. What's more, Israeli jets are are now said to be flying regularly over the Palestinian land, with sonic booms designed to be a show of force.

Doctors' groups have filed a petition at the Israeli Supreme Court seeking to halt air force jets from breaking the sound barrier over the Gaza Strip. The UN says the tactic is an abuse of human rights, causing widespread fear especially among children, and medics say it induces miscarriages.



Display the following 16 comments

  1. Boom shake shake — Sonic the Hedgehog
  2. Apology — bobcat
  3. "the disputed territories" — Boycott Israeli Goods
  4. You're so funny — ex-Brit
  5. talk about Orwellian terms... — jo
  6. does anything ever change? — twilight
  7. A posting from twilight with NO BLOCK CAPITOLS — ex tenebris nil nisi bonum
  8. Boom Boom Longtime GI — Jewish & Proud
  9. ..."Israel wants to keep a few percent for herself"... — jackslucid
  10. Crap — Bullshit detector
  11. Boom — Trev
  12. .. a few facts ... — jackslucid
  13. Ringworm in your brain — J&P
  14. oooooo!!! — karen elliot
  15. Bang! Bang! You're Deaf! — MICHAEL DICKINSON
  16. arab regimes do worse — the voice of common sense