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Palestinian factions vow retaliation to Israeli attacks

May 5, 2019 at 5:47 pm

Damaged buildings are seen after Israel carried out air strikes in Gaza on 5 May 2019 [Mohammad Asad/Middle East Monitor]

Palestinian factions in the blockaded Gaza Strip vowed early Sunday to carry out an unprecedented retaliation to Israeli attacks, Anadolu reports.

The factions “decided to respond to the occupation’s crimes in Gaza Strip in an unprecedented way,” the Joint Chamber of Military Operations said in a statement.

“Given the insistence of the enemy to target civilians homes, the resistance decided to respond in an unprecedented manner to the crimes of the occupation,” the chamber said without disclosing further details.

Israeli warplanes continued to raid several areas in the Gaza Strip after midnight.

According to eyewitnesses, Israeli warplanes targeted two positions of Palestinian resistance factions in the northern part of the enclave, a plastic products factory in northern Gaza Strip, a naval police building in the Gaza seaport and two civilian houses in Khan Yunis city.

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The raids completely destroyed the targeted two homes and severely damaged a number of houses surrounding the other targeted sites.

On Saturday, a building where Anadolu Agency’s office in Gaza is located was totally destroyed by Israeli warplanes.

No deaths or injuries were reported in the attack.

The strikes occurred following reports that two Israeli soldiers had been injured by gunfire near the Gaza-Israel buffer zone on Friday.