In 2006, when his country was under Israeli bombardment, he was in Italy much of the time.
Since the Israeli bombardment started, 141 Palestinians have been killed and over 900 injured.
It has been inaccessible for weeks as Israeli bombardment and troops try to take out heavy guerrilla resistance.
early 15c., "catapult, military engine for throwing large stones," from Middle French bombarde "mortar, catapult" (14c.), from bombe (see bomb (n.)). The same word, from the same source, was used in English and French late 14c. in reference to the bass shawm, a bassoon-like musical instrument, preserving the "buzzing" sense in the Latin.
1590s, from French bombarder, from bombarde "mortar, catapult" (see bombard (n.)). Figurative sense by 1765. Related: Bombarded; bombarding.