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Israel bombs Gaza

July 2, 2021 at 9:56 am

Flames are seen after an Israeli air strike hit Gaza City, Gaza on 15 June 2021 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli air strikes hit the besieged Gaza Strip last night in the third such incident since a ceasefire was signed between resistance factions in the enclave and the occupation, a Palestinian security source said.

According to the source, several missiles hit a training site used by an armed Palestinian faction, south of Gaza City, and a site in the centre of the Strip was also targeted. No casualties have been reported.

Meanwhile, an Israeli army spokesman said the army’s warplanes “raided tonight a site used by Hamas to manufacture and develop weapons, in response to the launching of incendiary balloons” into Israel.

The statement added that the Israeli army “will respond strongly to any further attacks from the Gaza Strip.”

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The Israeli Fire and Rescue Services said in a statement that “four fires broke out in the Eshkol Regional Council area near the Gaza Strip”.

On 21 May, Israel and Hamas reached a ceasefire agreement that ended one of the most violent Israeli assaults on the besieged enclave since 2014. Over 11 days of bombing, occupation forces killed nearly 260 Palestinians, including 66 children, and forced tens of thousands to flee their homes.