Israeli war jets resume airstrikes on northern Gaza

Source: XinhuaEditor: Yao Jianing
2016-08-22 10:34

GAZA, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Israeli war jets carried out on Sunday night a series of intensive airstrikes on militants posts in northern Gaza Strip in response to earlier rockets firing from the area into southern Israel, security sources said.

The sources said that Israeli tanks stationed on the borders between northeast Gaza Strip and Israel fired around nine shells on agricultural areas in the town of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza Strip, no injuries were reported.

Eyewitnesses said that Israeli drones and war jets hovered over the area and carried out 15 successive airstrikes on posts and facilities that belonged to Islamic Hamas movement, the Islamic Jihad and the left-wing Popular Front (PFLP).

Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of Gaza health ministry, said two civilians were injured in the Israeli strikes on northern Gaza Strip, adding that they were taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

The security sources said that since Sunday afternoon, the Israeli army had carried out 46 artillery shelling and airstrikes on the northern area of the Gaza Strip in response to the earlier rockets' firing into Israel.

Earlier on Sunday, unknown militants fired four rockets from northern Gaza Strip into southern Israeli town of Sderout. One of the rockets caused severe damages to two houses in the town, no injuries were reported.

However, a military group, affiliated with the Salafist and sharing the same logo of the Islamic State, claimed responsibility in a statement for firing the four rockets into Israel.

Next page