Hamas Palestinian Resistance movement repelled Israeli aerial aggression on Gaza early on Tuesday with anti-aircraft missiles.
Israeli warplanes struck targets in the Gaza Strip after midnight on Tuesday, with occupation military claiming that the strikes hit a weapons manufacturing site belonging to Hamas.
No casualties or injuries have been reported by the Palestinian Health Ministry on Tuesday.
Hamas’ military wing, the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades said they retaliated with surface-to-air missiles.
“Following Israeli strikes on Al-Qadisiyya site, west of Khan Younes, our air defense responded with surface-to-air missiles, forcing the enemy to leave Rafah skies,” Al-Qassam Brigades said in a statement.
“The coward enemy has to know that Gaza’s skies are a prohibited area. Forewarned is forearmed,” the statement concluded.
Beirut-based Al-Mayaden network said Hamas used a SA-7 shoulder-fired missile, also known as a Strella.
Later, Israeli occupation army confirmed Hamas fired an anti-aircraft missile at the Israeli aircraft, which it claimed were not damaged.
Videos circulated on social media showed an anti-aircraft missiles being fired from the coastal enclave towards the sky.
Source: Al-Manar English Website