Thursday, 4 June 2015

Israeli jets strike 4 targets in the Gaza Strip


BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) – Israeli warplanes attacked multiple targets in the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning, witnesses and Palestinian security sources said.

Airstrikes targeted three training bases of the Izzadine al-Qassam brigades, the military wing of Hamas, in Gaza City and a fourth in the southern city of Khan Younis.

No injuries or casualties were reported.

An Israeli military statement spoke only of three hits in total and did not give their location or identify the targets.

The airstrikes came after the Israeli army confirmed two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip late Wednesday night.

"Yesterday, June 3, 2015, two rockets were launched at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip," it said adding that they fell on open ground near the southern city of Ashkelon and the town of Netivot, with no injuries or damage immediately reported. A militant Salafi organization, identified in a statement posted on Twitter as Sheikh Omar Hadid Brigade, claimed responsibility for the rocket fire saying it was in response to the "killing of an IS fighter in Gaza a day ago by Hamas militants."

"We are continuing with our jihad against the Jews, the enemies of God and no one will be able to deter us," the statement added. more

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