Wednesday, August 05, 2020

(Israel Hayom via JNS) The Israeli military carried out airstrikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip this week after terrorists based in the coastal enclave fired three rockets at southern Israel.

According to Palestinian media reports, Israeli aircraft bombed several targets near Khan Younis in southern Gaza.

“IDF warplanes attacked Hamas terror targets in the southern Gaza Strip. A site for manufacturing weapons for Hamas’s military wing was attacked, dealing a blow to Hamas’ ability to further arm itself,” the IDF said in a statement.

“The strike was carried out in response to projectile fire and incendiary balloons [sent] from the Gaza Strip into Israel,” according to the statement.

“The Color Red alert was triggered in the city of Netivot and in the area near the Gaza border,” said the IDF. “Three launches were identified by IDF radars as coming from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.”