News ID: 130544
Published: 0919 GMT November 09, 2015

Israel confirms dropping bombs on impoverished Gaza Strip

Israel confirms dropping bombs on impoverished Gaza Strip

Israeli war planes have launched an attack against a site allegedly belonging to Palestinian resistance movement Hamas in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

The attack happened in the early hours of Monday with warplanes targeting the city of Khan Yunis in the coastal strip, PressTV reported.

So far, no reports of casualties have been released by Israeli forces or Palestinian authorities.

A spokesman for the Israeli military told local media that the raid was in response to a missile attack that hit southern Israel a few hours earlier, which he blamed on Hamas.

According to Israeli media, the alleged rocket triggered warning sirens across southern Israel when it landed in the late hours of Sunday, adding that there were no reports of injuries or damage.

West Bank violence

Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian man, and critically wounded two others near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus with Tel Aviv claiming the man was involved in a reported car-ramming incident that wounded three Israelis.

An Israeli was lightly wounded by gunfire from a soldier who was trying to target the driver.

Another Israeli soldier who had been wounded in a reported car-ramming incident near the the West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron) days earlier has also died.

A Palestinian woman was also shot and wounded during another stabbing attack near the city of Bethlehem.

Clashes also continued between Israeli forces and Palestinians across the occupied West Bank in the cities of Tulkarm, al-Khalil, and Bethlehem. At least three Palestinians were injured by Israeli fire and dozens more by tear gas and rubber bullets.

‘Dangerous consequences’

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesman for the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, has slammed the United States for its stance on the recent wave of violence by Israeli forces in the occupied territories.

Rudeineh (pictured below) warned Washington on Sunday that the current conflict had reached alarming levels and could have, “dangerous consequences for the whole region,” adding that the US stance on the issue has done nothing to calm the situation.

The senior Palestinian official also slammed Israel for continuing its policy of arresting and shooting Palestinians without any reason, saying Palestinians reject any interim political solution that would not include the establishment of the Palestinian state with all of East al-Quds as its capital.

According to Palestinian media, nearly 80 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of October.

Tensions in the occupied territories have dramatically escalated in recent weeks due to Israeli regime’s imposition of restrictions in August on the entry of Palestinian worshipers to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

   
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