Gaza, Palestine, 21 Sya’ban 1436/8 June 2015 (MINA) – Israel’s air forces launched airstrikes on Sunday against a Hamas location in northern Gaza, sources said.
According to eyewitnesses, the Israeli jets shelled a military location belonging to Ezzeddin al-Qassam Brigades – the armed wing of Hamas – in Beit Lahia town.
Medical sources told Anadolu Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA), that there were no casualties reported. A number of homes, however, were damaged in the attack.
Meanwhile, Israel closed its two border crossings with Gaza, Israeli army spokesman Avichay Adraee said.
Israeli media said a rocket was reportedly launched from Gaza late on Saturday on an open land in Hof Ashkelon near the border with the Gaza Strip. No casualties were reported.
An unknown group calling itself “Martyr Omar Hadid Brigade – Beit al-Maqdis” has recently said in a statement that it is not complying with the Hamas-Israel cease fire deal and will keep launching rockets against Israel.
The group’s statement could not be independently verified.
Palestinian resistance factions had signed a cease-fire deal with Israel on Aug. 26, 2014, ending a devastating, 51-day Israeli military onslaught on Gaza.
The Israeli offensive left more than 2,160 Palestinians dead – the vast majority of them civilians – and some 11,000 injured. (T/P001/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)