Israel Carries out Fresh Strikes on Gaza After Rocket Fire: Army

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Israel Carries out Fresh Strikes on Gaza After Rocket Fire: Army

BAHRS GLOBAL NEWS, 16 NOV 2019
Staff Reporter, New Delhi : Israel carried out fresh strikes on Gaza targeting Hamas early Saturday after rockets were fired towards it from the Palestinian enclave, the army said, despite a ceasefire that began two days ago.

Unlike earlier operations, the army said the strikes did not target Islamic Jihad, but Hamas, which has de facto control over Gaza and so far has kept out of the violence that erupted this week.

“Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory” and were intercepted by air defences, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said.

The army added that it was “currently striking Hamas terror targets” in Gaza.

Palestinian security sources said the Israeli strikes were aimed at two Hamas sites in the north of the territory.

On Tuesday, Israel carried out an operation that killed a top commander of Islamic Jihad, the second most powerful Palestinian militant group in the Gaza Strip after Hamas.

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