BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – Israeli combat drones and F-16 fighters took to the dark skies over northern Gaza last night, bombing several targets.
The IDF released a statement after the raids claiming that they had struck two Hamas targets in response to a rocket which landed in the Hof Ashkelon region of Israel although no damage was done and no one was injured.
Hamas have not claimed this rocket attack, but Israel insists that every rocket from Gaza is a government (Hamas) action. A Hamas-controlled news agency, Al-Aqsa TV, was the first to report on the Israeli areal bombardments in northern Gaza.
Witnesses nearby recorded the strikes with their phones. Children were awoken from their sleep in the midst of the powerless Gaza night (a regular occurance).
Reports indicate that there have been four injuries as a result of the Israeli air raids. All victims are being treated at Shifa Hospital, one suffering critical damage.
The Israeli media’s war rhetoric has been rampant lately. Tensions escalate, but Hamas is yet to openly respond.
This article was written by pro-Palestine activist Robert Inlakesh and published with the permission of Al-Masdar News