Tuesday, September 21st | 15 Tishri 5782

June 16, 2020 9:22 am

Gaza Rocket Strikes Southern Israel, IDF Retaliates Against Hamas Targets

avatar by JNS.org

Smoke trails from rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza City on Feb. 24, 2020. Photo by Ail Ahmed/Flash90.

JNS.org – Israel struck several Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday night after a rocket launched from the coastal enclave fell in Israeli territory, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

“In response to the rocket that was fired from Gaza into Israel earlier this evening, our fighter jets and tanks just targeted underground Hamas infrastructure and military posts,” the Israeli military said in a statement.

The rocket landed in an open area in the Eshkol region, and no injuries or damage were reported, according to the military.

The conflagration comes after Israel approved the latest Qatari aid package for Gaza, to the tune of $50 million, which is reportedly to be delivered later in the week, and amid heightened tensions due to Israel’s plan to extend its sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and parts of Judea and Samaria.

According to Al Jazeera, senior Hamas official Salah al-Bardawil said at a news conference in the Gaza Strip on Monday that “it is the duty of each free Palestinian citizen to rise up against this flagrant aggression on our land.”

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner


This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.