Monday, 24 October 2016

Israeli air forces shell alleged Hamas military post in northern Gaza Strip


Israeli air forces shelled a military post allegedly belonging to the Hamas movement in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday morning, according to Israeli army and local Palestinian sources.

Palestinian security sources and eyewitnesses told Ma’an that at least one Israeli artillery shell hit a military post belonging to what they called the "Palestinian resistance," east of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza, next to the border with Israel.

The shelling caused material damages, though no human injuries or casualties were reported.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that early Monday morning, sirens went off in the Shaar Hanegev area of southern Israel -- which borders the northeastern Gaza Strip -- alerting the residents of the area that a rocket had been fired in their direction.

While the rocket did not in fact land inside Israeli territory, the Israeli air force in response "targeted a Hamas military post in the northern Gaza Strip," the spokesperson said. more