Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Israeli jets pound Gaza, 34 targets hit in overnight strike


In response to rocket fire aimed at southern Israeli communities, the IAF strikes dozens of Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip.

Smoke rises after IAF airstrike in Gaza [file]
Smoke rises after IAF airstrike in Gaza [file] Photo: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters
The Israeli Air-force pounded the Gaza strip overnight on Tuesday with 34 targets hit by jets after rockets fired from Gaza were aimed at southern Israeli communities.
The airstrike reportedly targeted Hamas and Islamic Jihad assets in the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian media sources reported at least four people wounded in the airstrikes and several power outages throughout the Gaza Strip.
Earlier on Tuesday night, a rocket fired from Gaza landed in an open field near the Ashkelon coast. Israeli media reported that two more rockets hit Israeli communities in the South and caused damage to vehicles and a building.
The IDF Spokesman's office stated, "The IDF will continue to act decisively and to the extent required, until peace is returned to the residents of the State of Israel."

Meanwhile Hamas warned Israel on Monday against waging war on the Gaza Strip, saying this would “open the gates of hell” on Israel. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said that Israel bears responsibility for the latest escalation in the Gaza Strip.The events come after the military operation launched to locate teenagers Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel, and Eyal Yifrah reached a tragic end Monday afternoon when security forces discovered their bodies buried in a field northwest of Hebron, no more than a 10-15-minute drive from where they were abducted.

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