Israeli-Palestinian conflict – Israel strikes Hamas in Gaza after rocket fire

Israel claims to have targeted “two rocket munitions manufacturing workshops, underground infrastructure and a military base.”

Several installations of the Islamist movement Hamas were hit in the Gaza Strip.

AFP

The Israeli air force announced that it had struck several installations of the Islamist movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip, in retaliation for a rocket fire fired Saturday evening from Gaza into southern Israel.

The Israeli army ensures on its Twitter account that the airstrikes targeted “two workshops for manufacturing rocket ammunition, underground infrastructure and a military base.” Earlier, the military reported that rocket fire had taken place from Gaza shortly after sirens sounded in the Israeli town of Ashkelon, near the border with Palestinian territory.

The emergency services said they were not aware of any casualties. Israeli media reported that the rocket landed on an open area. On November 15, the Israeli army struck positions of the Islamist movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for rocket fire into Israel.

These shots had not been claimed, like that of Saturday evening. Hamas and the Hebrew state have fought three wars since 2007 and exchanges of fire take place sporadically. The Gaza Strip, home to some two million Palestinians, has been under Israeli blockade for more than a decade.

In power in the Palestinian enclave since 2007, Hamas stepped up in August the launching of incendiary balloons and rocket attacks towards Israel, which responded with air strikes on the group’s positions. But the two camps reached an agreement in early September, thanks to mediation by Qatar, to end hostilities and put back on track a fragile truce in force for about a year and a half and promoted by UN mediation. and Egypt.

AFP/NXP

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