The Israeli High Court rejected, on Tuesday, an appeal by the Gaza Community Mental Health Center and Doctors for Human Rights to end usage of "sonic-booms" over the Gaza Strip.
Israeli jets regularly break the sound barrier over the Gaza Strip, causing a deafening noise for Palestinians living below. Sonic-booms over the Strip have been heard as far away as Haifa.
Lawyer for the appeal, Yona Lerman, said that the rejection of the appeal was not unexpected, especially as Israeli military officials claimed the practice is needed for security reasons.
A Spokesman for the Gaza Center said that the rejection of the appeal allows Israel to continue engaging in the practice despite widespread international condemnation.