Israel launches airstrike against Hamas facility following rocket fire

Published November 9th, 2015 - 06:46 GMT

Israeli war planes have launched an attack against a site allegedly belonging to Palestinian resistance movement Hamas in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

The attack happened in the early hours of Monday with warplanes targeting the city of Khan Yunis in the coastal strip.

So far, no reports of casualties have been released by Israeli forces or Palestinian authorities.

A spokesman for the Israeli military told local media that the raid was in response to a missile attack that hit southern Israel a few hours earlier, which he blamed on Hamas.

According to Israeli media, the alleged rocket triggered warning sirens across southern Israel when it landed in the late hours of Sunday, adding that there were no reports of injuries or damage.

According to Palestinian media, nearly 80 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of October.

Tensions in the occupied territories have dramatically escalated in recent weeks due to Israeli regime’s imposition of restrictions in August on the entry of Palestinian worshipers to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

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