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Gaza: Victimized by Israeli Terror Bombing

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The 1968 General Assembly Resolution on Human Rights prohibits launching attacks against civilian populations. Israel and America do it repeatedly by land, sea and terror bombings.

Guernica, Spain (1937) reflects Cast Lead and Operation Pillar of Cloud.

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On April 26, 1937, German and Italian aircraft fire-bombed the small Basque town. It was done for their fascist ally, General Francisco Franco. 

Guernica was destroyed. An estimated 1,650 people were killed. Many hundreds more were injured. Hitler was practicing for bigger fish to fry.  Air force head Goring called the attack an "opportunity to test under fire whether (munitions) had been adequately developed."

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Joachim von Richthofen's later revealed secret document described a planned operation, saying:

"First came the incendiary bombs which set a number of roofs on fire." They were "followed the 250-kilogram heavy explosives" in order to "destroy water pipes thus hindering the extinguishing of the fires."

He complained that direct hits weren't high enough. Improved precision was needed. Numerous bridges and factories weren't struck.

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An eyewitness said:

"The only things left standing were a church, a sacred tree, the symbol of the Basque people."

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