Two Palestinians were injured by a shrapnel of missiles fired by Israeli warplanes on sites in Gaza City and in the town of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, yesterday.
According to the Palestinian news agency, two Palestinians were injured by shrapnel from a missile fired by an Israeli warplane targeting a site west of Gaza City.
The Israeli warplanes also bombed a site southeast of Gaza City with two missiles, causing damage and devastation in the place but nor injuries were reported.
Meanwhile, the occupation warplanes fired at least three missiles at a site east of Jabalia, destroying the site and causing damage to nearby properties.
Earlier, Israeli aircraft carried out attacks in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip early yesterday, Palestinian security officials said, hours after fighters in the enclave launched three rockets at the Jewish state. The strikes targeted two sites belonging to Al-Qassam Brigades, the Hamas military wing, in northern Gaza, with another series of sorties at a Qassam site west of Gaza City, Hamas officials said.
There were no immediate reports of injuries. The Israeli army said “fighter jets and attack helicopters struck a number of Hamas targets” in Gaza, as well as “a military post belonging to the Hamas naval force in the northern Gaza Strip.”
Late Saturday night, Palestinian fighters in Gaza launched three rockets at southern Israel.
All three projectiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome defence system, the army said, amending an earlier statement according to which two of the three rockets were shot down over southern Israel. Medics had treated three people in the southern Israeli town of Sderot who suffered minor injuries while seeking shelter as air raid sirens went off, the Magen David Adom emergency medical service said.
There were no immediate reports of material damage. On November 29, Israeli warplanes struck Hamas positions in Gaza in response to rocket fire at the Jewish state the previous day. Hamas has controlled Gaza since 2007, and Israel holds the movement responsible for all rocket fire coming from the territory, although it has targeted other fighter groups there.
Last month, Israeli forces assassinated a senior Islamic Jihad leader in the Gaza Strip, sparking a two-day flare-up which killed 36 Palestinians.
Islamic Jihad fired around 450 rockets at Israel, many of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome defence system.
Israel has fought three wars with Hamas and allied armed groups in Gaza since 2008.
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