Israel is launching fresh air attacks against Hamas in Gaza
The news comes two days after two rockets were fired at Israel from the Palestinian enclave and intercepted by air defense systems.
Breaking the ceasefire negotiated earlier this week, Israel announced on Saturday that it had attacked a number of Hamas sites during the Gaza Strip air strikes.
The news comes two days after two rockets were fired at Israel from the Palestinian territory and intercepted by air defense systems.
According to the Al Jazeera article, the Israeli army’s represals earlier this Saturday did not target the positions of the Islamic Jihad group, but the sites belonging to Hamas, the military and political party governing the Gaza Strip.
The air strikes were the first time that Hamas was attacked since the escalation started earlier this week, Tuesday, after Israel bombed the home of Bahaa Abu al-Ata, the second-largest Palestinian militant group in the Gaza Strip after Hamas.
Israel responded with its own air strikes, saying that it was targeting Islamic Jihad militant sites and rocket and missile launch squads.
Israel then responded with its own air strikes, saying that it was attacking Islamic Jihad militant sites and rocket and missile launch squads.
On Thursday morning, a truce was negotiated after two days of violence, leaving 34 Palestinians dead in an exchange of fire. No casualties have been reported in Israel.
About two million Palestinians live in the Gaza Strip. Since 2008, Israel and Palestinian militants have waged three battles.