Israel fires retaliatory airstrike in Gaza,2 Dead, 30 Hurt

Israeli airstrikes killed two members of Hamas in Gaza in the early hours of Saturday after missiles were fired at Israel by Palestinian Islamists, Guardian Uk reports.

IAF fighter jets, reportedly hit two targets, a Hamas training compound and an arms depot.

According to reports, this brings the number of fatalities in the past two days to four. The Israeli army shot two Palestinians dead in Gaza on Friday.

commander in Hamas’s armed wing, Mahar Atalla, reportedly died from wounds inflicted in clashes with the IDF earlier in the day. Hamas confirmed that two of its gunmen were killed in the bombings.

Nasser Salah Eddine brigades, a Palestinian militant organization operating out of the Gaza Strip, has claimed responsibility for the rocket fire.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said at least 30 people were wounded in the strikes, including six children.

Rocket sirens sounded in Sdot Negev Regional Council and in Bnei Shimon. The IDF reported that rockets were fired toward Israel from Gaza, but no landings have yet been discovered. Troops are currently searching the area.

Earlier, Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense System intercepted a rocket fired towards Israel from Gaza, the IDF spokesperson’s office said in a statement that No one was hurt.

One rocket struck the city of Sderot in Israel’s south, a spokesperson for Sderot reported. The rocket caused damage to several vehicles, though no casualties were reported.

Hamas source confirmed the two men killed in the strikes belonged to the group, which urged Palestinians to keep up confrontation with Israeli forces.

Reuters

 

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