News ID: 214577
Published: 0109 GMT May 06, 2018

Israeli fighter jet targets northern Gaza Strip

Israeli fighter jet targets northern Gaza Strip

An Israeli fighter jet targeted a position of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

An unnamed Israeli military spokeswoman said “the aircraft struck a post belonging to Hamas adjacent to the fence in the northern Gaza Strip last night,” Press TV reported.

She alleged that the strike was in response to kite-borne fire bombings by Gaza-based resistance fighters.

The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, said in a statement that an observation post was hit in the attack, and that nobody was injured.

Local sources said the Israeli F-16 fighter jet bombed a site in Beit Lahia city, causing damage to the site and fear among residents, especially children.

The spokesman for the Gaza Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, said in a statement on April 14 that Israeli tanks had targeted a group of civilians in Awdah refugee camp east of Rafah city, located 30 kilometers south of Gaza City, leaving four Palestinian men dead and several others injured.

On April 11, Israeli battle tanks targeted several positions of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement in the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli military alleged in a statement that the shelling came after Palestinians allegedly detonated a bomb near an Israeli construction vehicle adjacent to the fence between the Gaza Strip and the occupied Palestinian territories, which caused neither injury nor damage.

The Israeli military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip, with civilians being the main target of such attacks.

Israel has also launched several wars on the Palestinian coastal sliver, the last of which began in early July 2014. The military aggression, which ended on August 26, 2014, killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians. Over 11,100 others were also wounded in the war.

The Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli siege since June 2007. The blockade has caused a decline in the standards of living as well as unprecedented levels of unemployment and unrelenting poverty.

The Israeli regime denies about 1.8 million people in Gaza their basic rights, such as freedom of movement, jobs with proper wages as well as adequate health care and education.


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