Israel strikes Hamas sites in Gaza after terrorists fire four projectiles
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Israel tightens Gaza restrictions amid heightened tensions An Israeli official denied the existence of a ceasefire.
Israel has not commented in other recent escalations about the existence of any agreements with Hamas. And as of late Thursday night, Hamas had not issued any statement about a ceasefire. Israel had launched scores of airstrikes on Gaza over the past day, as Hamas militants fired rockets and mortars into its territory, prompting warnings over the risks of escalation amid efforts to achieve a long-term ceasefire agreement. The fighting, which began Wednesday, left three Palestinians dead in Gaza, including a pregnant mother and her young daughter, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, with injuries reported in Israel and Gaza.
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According to the Israel Defense Forces, more than rockets and mortars were launched from Gaza toward Israel, with rocket alarms ringing into the early hours of the morning. Forty rockets were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome aerial defense system, while most others landed in open fields in southern Israel. Several others landed in populated areas, injuring seven, according to IDF spokesman Lt. After the rocket launches, the Israeli air force struck more than military targets across 20 sites in Gaza, including manufacturing facilities, weapons depots, training complexes, a maritime tunnel shaft and other sites, according to the IDF.
Twelve others were injured, the ministry said. There was a brief lull in the hostilities Thursday afternoon, but by the evening, the two sides were exchanging fire again. The IDF said the building was used by Hamas' interior security forces.
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Eighteen Gazans were wounded in the strike, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. It was the first rocket since the war to land near Beer Sheva, which is far outside the Gaza periphery, indicating a more powerful rocket was likely used.
If current escalation, however, is not contained immediately, the situation can rapidly deteriorate with devastating consequences for all people. Such intervention was needed, Abbas said, to prevent "further destruction and instability. One of those targets was the al-Aqsa TV channel, which is run by Hamas.
Israel destroyed al-Aqsa's main building in a strike late Monday night after carrying out a "door knock," CNN producers said. A door knock is a nonexplosive device designed as a warning to those inside to evacuate.
It was unclear whether there were any casualties in the airstrike, and, a short time later, al-Aqsa was broadcasting from a different location. Hamas had warned that attacking the channel would be a violation of international law.
Hamas' Government Media Center said the channel's destruction "requires a clear response from all international institutions that are interested in the freedom of speech.
Barrage of rockets launched at Israel following botched Gaza
The violence comes a day after an Israeli special forces operation in Gaza ended in an exchange of fire with militants from Hamas' armed wing, the Qassam Brigades.
One Israeli soldier and seven Palestinians were killed, among them a senior Hamas military commander.Israeli airstrikes target Hamas militant sites in Gaza
It is the sort of thing that takes place every night, and in most instances remains under the media's radar," Manelis said. On this occasion, the soldiers had found themselves in a "very complicated situation," Manelis added. Another Israeli officer was wounded.
Hamas identified its commander killed as Nour Baraka of the Qassam Brigades.