Late Saturday night, Israel confirmed that it responded with rockets fired from Gaza earlier in the day with its own attack. The Israeli defense says they attacked what they describe as “terror targets”.
The Israel Defense Forces responded Saturday evening to two rockets fired from Gaza that landed in the Mediterranean Sea off Tel Aviv. This was confirmed by the IDF itself Twitter.
– The Israeli army is currently attacking the Gaza Strip, they wrote. According to Reuters, the army said it had “attacked terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip.”
Hamas asserts that some of its security points and training camps were attacked by Israeli aircraft and tanks. There were no reports of deaths or injuries so far.
Palestinian sources told AFP that “Israeli fighters attacked a site belonging to the Al-Qassam Brigades west of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.”
The first reports of the attack came from the Palestinian media.
According to the newspaper Jerusalem Post The air raid hit several targets in the Gaza Strip. There were reports of an explosion west of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.
In videos posted on social media, you hear planes flying over the Gaza Strip and see and hear several explosions.
Earlier that evening, the Israeli military announced that it would respond to rockets fired from Gaza into Israel on Saturday morning. They did not reach the mainland and ended up in the Mediterranean Sea outside Tel Aviv, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the paper writes. Ha’aretz.
There were no reports of injuries or damage from Palestinian rockets. It was also not ascertained from the possible direction of the missile launch.
Hamas periodically test-fires its rockets towards the Mediterranean Sea. The pro-Hamas newspaper, Palms News, reported that the rocket fire was the result of a technical error.
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Times of Israel He writes that an unnamed defense official promised that the IDF would respond to the two rockets fired from Gaza.
– There will be an answer. This is a serious and unacceptable incident. The official said the last word was not said.
Hamas, which now fears Israeli retaliation, is warning across the Egyptian community that an excessive response will lead to an escalation of the conflict.
A Hamas official told Palestinian media on Saturday that the movement had evacuated several military sites in the Gaza Strip.
since then Eleven days of armed conflict in MayOnly five long-range missiles were fired from the Palestinian territories.
According to the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Health At least 243 Palestinians were killed, including 66 childrenDuring the period of the Israeli aggressions. 12 people were killed in rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel, including two children.
VG was recently in Gaza and met, among others, Mujahid Shuaib, who lost his foot in 2018 during a demonstration: Deformed people in Gaza: – I regret that I demonstrated
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