According to an IDF report, Israeli airplanes bombed Hamas terrorist organization positions in the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning.
As an apparent act of retaliation for the Israeli operation in Shechem on Wednesday, which resulted in the deaths of 11 people and injured over 100, Palestinians launched six rockets into southern Israel hours before the strike.
The rocket strikes did not result in any recorded casualties. The Iron Dome defense system was able to stop five of the rockets.
According to an IDF statement, fighter jets attacked a Hamas weapons factory in the center of Gaza and an unidentified “military location” in the northern portion of the Strip where the organization kept naval weaponry.
“A mosque, a clinic, a school, a hotel, and a police station are all close by.
This is additional evidence that the terrorist group Hamas deploys its military hardware within a civilian populace, the IDF continued.
The letter added, “The strike strikes a significant blow to Hamas’s capacity to arm and fortify itself.”
There were no reports of injuries right away.
Social media users posted videos of a sizable explosion at a structure close to the seaside and an early-morning smoke plume billowing over the highly populated area.
BREAKING: in the early hours of the morning Gaza launched 6 rockets into nearby cities, including Sderot and Ashkelon. 5 of the rockets were intercepted by the iron dome.
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