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Israeli military launches air raids on besieged Gaza Strip

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Israeli army says it struck Hamas positions after an alleged rocket assault from the Palestinian enclave. 

The Israeli army has carried out air raids on the besieged Gaza Strip, inflicting property harm however no casualties, Palestinian media reported.

Based on Wafa, the official Palestinian information company, Israeli warplanes fired a sequence of missiles at positions within the western, jap, and southern a part of the strip early Sunday, together with open farmland.

The Israel military mentioned on Twitter it struck targets belonging to Hamas, the group that governs Gaza, in response to an alleged rocket assault launched from the Palestinian enclave.

It mentioned the Israeli air power struck two rocket-manufacturing websites, a army compound, and “underground infrastructures”.

Based on the military, a rocket was fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip on Saturday night, shortly after warning sirens sounded within the southern Israeli metropolis of Ashkelon.

The military assertion gave no additional particulars, however Israeli media mentioned the projectile fell on open floor.

The most recent reported fireplace from the Hamas-ruled Palestinian enclave got here after two rockets have been fired from the coastal strip into Israel within the early hours of final Sunday.

There have been no casualties or harm in that assault. Israel struck again with fighter planes, helicopters and tanks, hitting what the military mentioned have been Hamas targets.

There was no declare of accountability for the November 15 rocket fireplace, however Israel holds Hamas chargeable for all assaults emanating from Gaza, together with these claimed by different fighter teams primarily based within the enclave.

Lethal surge in violence

The impoverished and densely populated Gaza Strip has been below a crippling Egyptian-Israeli blockade since 2007, the 12 months Hamas took over the strip.

Hamas and Israel reached an settlement on the finish of September to stop hostilities, though assaults continued.

The ceasefire adopted a lethal surge in violence and was to see Israel enable new growth initiatives, together with an industrial zone and a hospital.

Hamas has accused Israel of not totally complying with the deal. Israel, which deems Hamas a “terrorist” organisation, shuns direct negotiations and has by no means publicly acknowledged the truce.

Israel has launched three offensives in opposition to the Gaza Strip since 2008, and there have been quite a few flare-ups.

Palestinian analysts say cross-border fireplace from Gaza is usually used as a bargaining software to safe Israel’s inexperienced gentle for the entry of Qatari monetary assist into the territory.

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