Israel Launches Fresh Airstrikes Against Gaza

Published August 18th, 2019 - 06:52 GMT
A ball of fire above the building housing the Hamas-run television station al-Aqsa TV in the Gaza Strip during an Israeli air strike on Nov 12, 2018. (AFP)
A ball of fire above the building housing the Hamas-run television station al-Aqsa TV in the Gaza Strip during an Israeli air strike on Nov 12, 2018. (AFP)
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There were no reports of injuries.

Israeli warplanes carried out two airstrikes in the Gaza Strip early Saturday after a rocket fire from the Palestinian territory, according to the military.

In a statement, the army said the attacks targeted two structures belonging to Palestinian group Hamas, which rules the blockaded enclave.

"The attack was carried out in response to the rocket that was launched from Gaza earlier tonight," the army said.

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There were no reports of injuries from the attacks.

On Friday, hundreds of Palestinians staged protests near Gaza-Israel security fence as part of weekly demonstrations against Israel's 12-year blockade on the seaside territory.

Since the Gaza rallies began in March last year, more than 270 protesters have been martyred -- and thousands more wounded -- by Israeli troops deployed near the buffer zone.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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