Israeli fighter jets have launched a series of air raids on the Gaza Strip for the second time since a shaky ceasefire ended last month’s 11-day war on the besieged coastal enclave.
Palestinian sources on the ground said Israeli missiles on Thursday hit several sites allegedly belonging to armed groups northwest of Gaza City and north of Beit Lahia in the Gaza strip.
A civil administration building east of Jabaliya in the north was also targeted, in addition to an agricultural field east of the southern town of Khan Younis, the sources said, adding that no casualties were reported.
Following the air attacks, Fawzi Barhoum spokesman for Hamas Resistance group said in a statement that “the occupation’s bombing of the resistance sites is a demonstrative show by the new Israeli government”, referring to the administration that was approved on Sunday by Israeli parliament, with right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett sworn in as prime minister.
“The Resistance will be on the lookout in defense of our people, our people and our holy sites,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, Al Aqsa TV reported that an Israeli drone was downed west of Gaza City.
There have also been reports of Hamas opening fire with heavy machines guns towards the occupied territories prompting air raid sirens to rang out.