Gaza, 20 Dhulqa’dah 1436/4 September 2015 (MINA) – Israeli forces early Thursday (3/9) launched an airstrike on a site in the northern Gaza Strip, said witnesses.
An Israeli F-16 fighter jet fired at least two missiles at the targeted site to the north of Beit Lahia, causing damage and spreading panic among children living in nearby houses. No casualties were reported in the cross-border attack, Wafa News Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Local media reported that the targeted site was a military site for al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ armed wing, and that it was known as Falasteen.
Israeli media reported that the airstrike was in response to an alleged gunfire shot out on Wednesday night of the Gaza Strip which hit a house in Kibbutz Nativ Ha’Asara border town, causing damage but no injuries.
Israeli forces were reportedly confirmed that the airstrike was carried out in response to the alleged shooting and that the two bullets were “stray sniper bullets”.
No group has claimed responsibility for the alleged gunfire, but Israeli forces viewed Hamas “as the only party responsible for what goes on in the Gaza Strip, and for maintaining the quiet in the region.”
This came as Israeli forces and six Israeli armored tanks penetrated the borderline with the Gaza Strip. The tanks penetrated the border to the east of Deir al-Balah and proceeded to raze farmlands while randomly firing gunfire.(T/P008/R04)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)