IAF attack in Gaza
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Israeli strike hits Hamas post in Gaza

Air Force destroys position used by Islamist group’s security force in Gaza City; at least five people slightly wounded, several nearby buildings damaged in attack. Executive Force position in central Strip demolished several minutes later

An Israeli air strike destroyed a position used by a Hamas security force in Gaza City on Thursday, local residents said.


Hamas' Executive Force said it had evacuated the facility before the attack. Medical officials said at least five people were slightly wounded.


An Israeli military spokesman in Tel Aviv confirmed the air force had hit a Hamas position. Local residents said the facility was destroyed and several nearby buildings were damaged.


"It was a huge explosion, I have almost gone deaf," said Amer Mushtaha, owner of a video store near the targeted Hamas post. "My building shook completely. Windows and furniture broke and my children were scared to death."


Renewed threats by al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades

Several minutes after the Gaza City attack, a separate Israeli air strike destroyed an Executive Force position near Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. There were no reports of casualties.


Israel has been mounting daily air strikes in the Gaza Strip, where militants have been launching cross-border attacks on the Jewish state.


Palestinian sources said the 40-year-old woman who was seriously injured in an IDF attack last week died of her wounds at the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.


Meanwhile, the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, Fatah’s armed-wing, announced the launching of operation “Perforated Fence”, during which the group plans to launch hundreds of rockets and mortar shells toward Israeli communities near Gaza ‘as long as the Israeli occupation persists and the war crimes against the Palestinians continue”. 


פרסום ראשון: 05.24.07, 18:24
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