Israeli war jets strike east Gaza, no injuries reported: paramedics

Shelling comes shortly after a roadside bomb was detonated at the borders between eastern Gaza city and Israel


Xinhua March 18, 2018
PHOTO: AFP

GAZA: Israeli war jets struck after midnight with at least four missiles a military facility east of Gaza city, eyewitnesses and Hamas security officials said.

No injuries were reported, according to local paramedics.

Eyewitnesses said that Israeli warplanes hovered over Gaza city, and then several explosions were heard in eastern Gaza city, east of Zaytoon neighbourhood, adding that the Israeli airstrike damaged a local factory in the area.

Israel strikes Gaza after blast wounds four soldiers

An Israeli army spokesperson said in an official statement that Israeli warfighters targeted an Hamas movement military post east of Gaza city in response to detonating a roadside bomb near the borders between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

Earlier on Saturday afternoon, Israeli army tanks fired three tank shells on eastern Gaza, no injuries were reported, according to Hamas security officials in Gaza.

The Israeli tanks shelling came shortly after a roadside bomb was detonated at the borders between eastern Gaza city and Israel, according to the Israeli army spokesman. One Palestinian was slightly injured, according to Gaza health ministry.

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