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Netanyahu continues bombing Gaza Strip

February 25, 2020 at 4:17 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided, on Monday evening, to continue bombing the Gaza Strip.

Netanyahu made the announcement, via Twitter, following the security consultations he had with the Minister of Defence Naftali Bennett, Chief of Staff of the Army Aviv Kochavi, head of the Shin Bet security service, Nadav Argaman, and head of the National Security Council, Meir Ben Shabat.

In a related context, the Israeli army spokesman said, in a statement, that the Israeli forces launched new attacks, today, on sites belonging to the Islamic Jihad movement (PIJ) in the Gaza Strip, reported the Israeli Channel 13.

The spokesman said that Israeli fighter aircrafts targeted a military site belonging to the PIJ in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, used for training and stockpiling weapons, in addition to another site in Bureij refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip.

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As reported by the Hebrew media this evening, rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards nearby Israeli towns and settlements, including Netivot and Ashkelon, without causing casualties.

Yedioth Ahronoth said that the rockets, which targeted the settlements of the so-called “Gaza Cover”, had not stopped since 7:15 local time (13:07 GMT).

The newspaper indicated that the sirens calls were re-launched in Ashkelon and the Netivot settlement, in which schools were closed temporarily on Monday.

Meanwhile, the official channel Kan reported that 17 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli settlements and towns, Monday, bringing the total number of rockets fired towards Israel since Sunday to about 50.