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Israeli warplanes attack targets in Gaza

Israeli forces carried out several airstrikes against a number of targets in the Gaza Strip damaging properties, one man was injured in the strikes.

Sources said that the Israeli F-16 jets attacked military bases owned by Hamas' armed wing, Al-Qassam Brigades, in the middle of the Gaza Strip. Another one targeted the central city of Gaza, and a third targeted the northern city of Beit Lahia.

According to witnesses and residents living near the bases, the airstrikes damaged their house as well as to a state run secondary school.

In a statement, Israeli forces said:"IAF aircraft targeted a terror activity site, a terror infrastructure site and a concealed rocket launcher in the northern Gaza Strip and two terror activity sites in the central Gaza Strip."

According to Israeli radio the attacks came in response to the launch of two Palestinian homemade rockets from the Gaza Strip.

"Israeli response will continue should the Palestinian factions continue targeting Israeli settlements," the station noted.

On the seventh day in the search for three Israeli settlers, occupation forces arrested 30 members of Hamas in the occupied West Bank. This puts the number of all Palestinians arrested since the start of the operation to 280, including 51 firmer prisoners freed in a swap in 2011.

Palestinians threw stones at the heavily equipped Israel military staff during their operation in the West Bank city of Jenin.

 

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