Thursday, 17 July 2014

Massive artillery barrage as combat helicopters enter northern Gaza

From Ynetnews - The IDF has been shelling areas in the northern Gaza Strip with heavy artillery fire on Thursday night. According to the Palestinians, three people have been killed in the artillery attack, including one child.

The IAF increased its aerial strikes, and attack helicopters were circling the northern Strip. The heavy artillery fire was towards Beit Hanoun and Beit Lahia. The IDF also fired numerous flares to light up the night sky over the Strip. The Israel Navy also fired several shells from the sea.

Residents living near the Gaza border have been instructed to enter bomb shelters and safe room.

Loud explosions were heard along the Gaza border. Israelis living in the area near the border said they noticed the flying shells, and that the army fire was more intense than in previous days. more


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