Wed, 08 Dec 2010 07:48 CST

Press TV

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Israeli warplanes have carried out four airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, targeting a power company and a police station in central Gaza.

It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties, a Press TV correspondent reported from Gaza on Thursday.

He said that three attacks were conducted on a power station and a police station in central Gaza Strip and one on the outskirts of Gaza City Thursday midnight.

Earlier on Wednesday, an Israeli tank shell attack wounded at least three Palestinians near the Karni crossing in east of the besieged Gaza Strip, medical sources said.

Israel forces have repeatedly pounded Gaza after Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas — the democratically-elected ruler of Gaza — took control of the coastal sliver in 2007.

The region is under the Israeli blockade and 1.5 million impoverished people of Gaza are in dire need of basic humanitarian supplies.

At the turn of 2009, Israel attacked the Gaza Strip, killing more than 1,400 Palestinians and inflicting a damage of above $1.6 billion on the enclave’s economy.