Israel carries out air strikes on Gaza after rocket attack

Israel carries out air strikes on Gaza after rocket attack

Israel carries out air strikes on Gaza after rocket attack

Three rockets were launched from Gaza towards southern Israel and intercepted by Iron Dome defence system

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Sat, 12/07/2019 – 23:49

Missile launched from Israel’s Iron Dome defence system seen from Gaza City in November (AFP)

Israeli aircraft carried out attacks on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip early Sunday, Palestinian security officials said, hours after three rockets were fired from the enclave.

The strikes targeted two sites belonging to Al-Qassam Brigades, the Hamas military wing, in northern Gaza, with another series of sorties at a Qassam site west of Gaza City, Hamas officials said, as cited by AFP. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Late Saturday night, the three rockets were launched from Gaza towards southern Israel. All three projectiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome defence system, the Israeli army said, amending an earlier statement according to which two of the three rockets were shot down.

Medics had treated three people in the southern Israeli town of Sderot who suffered minor injuries while seeking shelter as air raid sirens went off, the Magen David Adom emergency medical service said.

A forum for the local councils of the Gaza border communities and the city of Sderot released a statement decrying “the substandard deterrence and failing policy of managing the security situation in the Gaza border communities”, Haaretz reported.

There were no immediate reports of material damage.

According to KAN Radio, Israeli aircraft were scrambled to the northern Strip three times on Saturday following reports of suspicious activity near the border, but returned to base after checking that there had been no infiltration into Israel, the Jerusalem Post said.

On 29 November, Israeli warplanes struck Hamas positions in Gaza in response to rocket fire the previous day.

Hamas has controlled Gaza since 2007, and Israel holds the movement responsible for all rocket fire coming from the territory, although it has targeted other militant groups there.

Israel has fought three wars with Hamas and allied armed groups in Gaza since 2008.

Israel carries out air strikes on Gaza after rocket attack

Three rockets were launched from Gaza towards southern Israel and intercepted by Iron Dome defence system

MEE and agencies
Sat, 12/07/2019 – 23:49

Missile launched from Israel’s Iron Dome defence system seen from Gaza City in November (AFP)

Israeli aircraft carried out attacks on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip early Sunday, Palestinian security officials said, hours after three rockets were fired from the enclave.

The strikes targeted two sites belonging to Al-Qassam Brigades, the Hamas military wing, in northern Gaza, with another series of sorties at a Qassam site west of Gaza City, Hamas officials said, as cited by AFP. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Late Saturday night, the three rockets were launched from Gaza towards southern Israel. All three projectiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome defence system, the Israeli army said, amending an earlier statement according to which two of the three rockets were shot down.

Medics had treated three people in the southern Israeli town of Sderot who suffered minor injuries while seeking shelter as air raid sirens went off, the Magen David Adom emergency medical service said.

A forum for the local councils of the Gaza border communities and the city of Sderot released a statement decrying “the substandard deterrence and failing policy of managing the security situation in the Gaza border communities”, Haaretz reported.

There were no immediate reports of material damage.

According to KAN Radio, Israeli aircraft were scrambled to the northern Strip three times on Saturday following reports of suspicious activity near the border, but returned to base after checking that there had been no infiltration into Israel, the Jerusalem Post said.

On 29 November, Israeli warplanes struck Hamas positions in Gaza in response to rocket fire the previous day.

Hamas has controlled Gaza since 2007, and Israel holds the movement responsible for all rocket fire coming from the territory, although it has targeted other militant groups there.

Israel has fought three wars with Hamas and allied armed groups in Gaza since 2008.


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