Israeli F16 warplanes launched overnight four airstrikes along the Gaza Strip that wounded four children and one woman. Dozens were reportedly traumatised.
A spokesperson of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza said that four children and a woman from the north of the Gaza Strip arrived to hospital for treatment for light to moderate injuries. He noted that they had all been injured by the Israeli airstrikes.
According to a medical source, dozens of children were reported to be suffering from trauma because of the thunderous rocket explosions.
The Israeli occupation authorities claimed that this barrage of airstrikes came after five rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip at the Israeli city of Ashkelon.
Spokesperson of the Israeli occupation army Avichay Adraee insisted that they will continue targeting the Strip as long as there are rockets being launched at them. Adraee added that the rockets did not actually arrive in Ashkelon, as the Iron Dome system intercepted all five.
Adraee blamed the government in Gaza led by Hamas for the rocket launch.
Meanwhile, an informed source has refuted the claim of the Israeli army that rockets were launched from Gaza last night. The source reiterated to MEMO that the Israeli occupation authorities always try to "justify attacks against civilians".