At dawn on Sunday, Israeli aircraft launched two raids on targets in the central and southern Gaza Strip. No casualties have been reported.
Palestinian sources quoted eye-witnesses who said that the first raid targeted a resistance site in the town of Bani Suhaila, east of Khan Younis. Israeli aircraft fired at least two missiles, damaging a number of neighbouring homes. Israeli planes also fired three missiles at another site, alleged to belong to the Izzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, north of Nuseirat refugee camp, 10 minutes later.
An Israeli army spokesman claimed that the two raids were in response to a rocket-propelled grenade fired from Gaza which landed in the western Negev Desert. Commentators pointed out that the grenade was probably fired “in response” to Israel’s ongoing military occupation and siege of Palestinian land.
MEMO Photographer: Mohammed Asad