Is­rael air strikes hit four sites in Gaza

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

GAZA CITY—Is­raeli air strikes hit four sites in the Gaza Strip on Satur­day, caus­ing dam­age but no in­juries, of­fi­cials said, after Pales­tinian fight­ers fired a rocket that struck a build­ing in south­ern Is­rael. The four sites in­cluded a work­shop, two lo­ca­tions for Ha­mas’s armed wing and a mil­i­tary train­ing site for Pales­tinian group Is­lamic Ji­had, the se­cu­rity of­fi­cial said on con­di­tion of anonymity.

Two of the sites were in Gaza City while the other two were in Beit Lahia, in the north of the en­clave, run by Is­lamist move­ment Ha­mas. All of the sites have been pre­vi­ously tar­geted by Is­rael, the of­fi­cial said. Is­rael’s mil­i­tary said in a state­ment it had “tar­geted four lo­ca­tions that were com­po­nents of Ha­mas’s op­er­a­tional in­fra­struc­ture in the north­ern and cen­tral Gaza Strip” in re­sponse to the rocket. “The four sites in­cluded a work­shop, two lo­ca­tions for Ha­mas’s armed wing and a mil­i­tary train­ing site for Pales­tinian group Is­lamic Ji­had, the se­cu­rity of­fi­cial said on con­di­tion of anonymity.” -Is­raeli mil­i­tary

A rocket launched from the strip hit a build­ing in the south­ern Is­raeli city of Sderot late Fri­day, dam­ag­ing it but caus­ing no in­juries, the mil­i­tary said. Is­raeli me­dia said the rocket had hit a kinder­garten, but the mil­i­tary had not pro­vided fur­ther de­tails. Medics said they treated two peo­ple for shock.No group in Gaza claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for fir­ing the rocket, which came hours after Is­rael an­nounced a lockdown on the city of He­bron in the oc­cu­pied West Bank and cuts in monthly tax pay­ments to the Pales­tinian Author­ity in re­sponse to at­tacks.—Age­nies

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