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.
They fled the town of Al Atatra near the Erez crossing to Israel on July 17 as Israeli bombardment intensified.
Others fired into buildings already wrecked either by NATO airstrikes last year or by the bombardment of recent days.
In fact few of them on that part of their line got any real rest during the week in which the bombardment continued.
At the height of the bombardment, the British lines were flame swept.
General Faidherbe hoped to take the town by further encompassing it, without exposing it to a bombardment followed by a storm.
At 5.30 in the afternoon came the order to advance, after a bombardment by the fleet.
An automatically controlled ship was sent ahead, and began the bombardment.
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.