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Fresh Israeli air and tank strikes hit Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip late Friday, Israel’s army said, in further reprisals for firebombs suspended from balloons that floated over the border from Gaza.
Axar.az reports citing foreign media that specifying that this was a response to the balloon bombs, the Israeli army stated:
“Fighter jets, military helicopters and tanks targeted Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip,” including “the navel defence system used by Hamas, underground infrastructure and observation posts.”
The Palestinian Red Crescent said that a pregnant woman and a three-year-old child were injured in the attacks and taken to hospital.
The attacks come a day after the announcement of a deal to normalize relations between Israeli and the United Arab Emirates that has been denounced by the Palestinians, including Hamas.
Friday’s attacks on sites used by Hamas were the sixth such night-time operation this week.
2020.08.15 / 09:31