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Israeli warplanes strike target in northern Gaza Strip

Warplanes conduct airstrikes in Beit Lahia, Khan Yunis on sites belonging to Palestinian resistance group Hamas

Muhammad Majid and Hani Al-Shaer   | 17.06.2021
Israeli warplanes strike target in northern Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY, Palestine 

Israeli warplanes launched several airstrikes late Thursday on sites belonging to the Palestinian resistance group Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Warplanes bombed a site in the town of Beit Lahia and another site in Khan Yunis.

The Palestinian Health Ministry did not announce any injuries as a result of the bombings, while there was no immediate comment from the Israeli army.

Earlier Thursday, Israel conveyed a message to Hamas that if the launching of incendiary balloons from the Gaza Strip does not stop, there will be new military action.

Israel’s Channel 13 News outlet reported that an Israeli delegation currently in Egypt sent the message through the Egyptian intelligence service.

The delegation from the Israeli National Security Council arrived in Cairo on Thursday, where it will hold talks on a long-term truce with Hamas in Gaza.

On May 10, Israel launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, which lasted 11 days and resulted in the deaths and injuries of thousands of Palestinians.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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