Middle East

Israeli fighter jets conduct airstrike in Gaza Strip

Airstrike hits target belonging to Hamas, say eyewitnesses

Hidaye es-Saidi   | 28.02.2019
Israeli fighter jets conduct airstrike in Gaza Strip

GAZA 

Israeli fighter jets conducted an airstrike in the southern Gaza Strip early Thursday, according to eyewitnesses.

The airstrike reportedly hit a target belonging to the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, west of Khan Yunis.

There were no casualties, the sources added.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has not released a statement so far.

Tensions have been high near the Gaza-Israel fence amid ongoing rallies by Palestinian demonstrators demanding the right to return to their homes in historical Palestine.

The rallies are also aimed at breaking the decade-long Israeli/Egyptian siege of the Gaza Strip.

More than 230 Palestinian demonstrators have been martyred by Israeli army gunfire since the Gaza rallies began on March 30.

Writing by Fatih Hafiz Mehmet

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