Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Israel launches airstrikes - 2 children injured in Rafah


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli warplanes targeted an open area in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, after the army reported three rockets fired from the coastal enclave.

There were no immediate reports of injury or damage.

Another airstrike targeted al-Mughazi in central Gaza and an open area in Deir al-Balah.

The strikes came after Israel announced that three rockets from Gaza hit Ashkelon and Beersheva.

In an emailed statement, army spokesman Peter Lerner confirmed the attacks.

"Yet again, terrorists breach the ceasefire and renew fire at Israeli civilians from Hamas ruled Gaza Strip. This continued aggression will be addressed accordingly by the IDF; we will continue striking terror infrastructure, pursuing terrorists, and eliminating terror capabilities in the Gaza Strip, in order to restore security for the State of Israel," he said. more

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