Published: 2021-06-18 09:47
Last Updated: 2021-07-28 10:19
Late Thursday, Israeli Occupation planes launched another series of airstrikes on Gaza for the second time since a 'ceasefire' ended the 11-day Israeli Occupation aggression in May.
Palestinian sources confirmed Israeli Occupation missiles pounded several sites belonging to Palestinian resistance groups northwest of Gaza City and north of Beit Lahia in the besieged enclave.
Additionally, a civil administration building east of Jabaliya in the north was also targeted, as was an agricultural field east of Khan Younis.
No casualties were reported.
Following the airstrike, the Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum spokesman for Hamas, said in a statement that “the occupation’s bombing of the resistance sites is a demonstrative show by the new Israeli Occupation government”, referring to the recently approved Israeli Occupation government, headed by the right-wing American-Jewish nationalist Naftali Bennett.
“The resistance will be on the lookout in defence of our people, our people and our holy sites,” said Barhoum.
Notably, Al-Aqsa TV reported that a Zionist drone was downed west of Gaza City.
In turn, Hamas fired heavy machine guns towards the Israeli Occupation, which prompted sirens to sound.
Israeli Occupation media reported that the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) attacked Hamas targets inside the Gaza Strip in response to the alleged launching of incendiary balloons by activists within Gaza.
The balloons are basic devices intended to set fire to agricultural land near the border with Gaza.
In a statement, the IOF said it will “continue to destroy Hamas’ military capabilities and structures and hold it responsible for what is happening in the Gaza Strip.”
Wednesday, Israeli Occupation planes bombed two Palestinian resistance sites in south Gaza and Khan Younis, allegedly also in response to the launching of incendiary balloons from the Gaza Strip, which led to 26 fires breaking out Tuesday.
At least 260 Palestinians, including 66 children, were killed during the 11-day bombardment of Gaza last month.