Israeli fighter jets strike Hamas military compound in Gaza

Srinagar: Israeli fighter jets struck on Tuesday night a Hamas military compound in Gaza after β€œexplosive balloons” from the Palestinian enclave reached southern Israel, Xinhua News reported quoting the Israeli army.

β€œIsrael Defense Forces fighter jets and aircraft struck a number of terror targets in a Hamas military compound in the northern Gaza Strip,” a military spokesperson said in a statement, Xinhua news reported.

The spokesperson said that the strike was carried out in response to balloons carrying explosive material launched from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory earlier on Tuesday.

The spokesperson warned that Israel holds Hamas, an Islamist Palestinian movement that runs Gaza, β€œaccountable for all events transpiring in the Gaza Strip and emanating from it.”

The spokesperson added that the military β€œviews any attempt to harm Israeli civilians with great severity and will continue to operate with determination against these attacks.”

The Gaza Health Ministry said in a press statement that no injuries were reported in the Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip, adding that all Gaza Strip hospitals are ready to receive casualties if the Israeli airstrikes go on.

(Xinhua News)


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