Thursday, November 30, 2017

Israel Bombs Targets In Gaza After Mortar Shelling

Smoke rises after war crafts belonging to Israeli army carried out airstrikes over Gaza City, Gaza on November 30, 2017. ( Ashraf Amra - Anadolu Agency )

Reuters: Israel strikes militant targets in Gaza after mortar barrage

JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli tanks and aircraft struck militant positions in the Gaza Strip on Thursday soon after Palestinian militants fired mortar shells at an Israeli military post close to the territory, the Israeli army said.

A Reuters witness in Gaza said he saw smoke rising from at least two targets struck by Israel, one belonging to Hamas and another to Islamic Jihad militants. Witnesses in the southern Gaza Strip said two Islamic Jihad posts was hit there.

No casualties were reported initially on either side.

Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus said the militants’ mortar barrage was aimed the Israeli army post and at construction crews working close by on the Israeli side of the Gaza border.

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More News On Israel And Hamas Exchanging Fire

Israel bombs targets in Gaza in response to mortar fire -- Washington Post
IDF carries out fresh Gaza airstrikes, but says not looking for escalation -- The Times of Israel
IDF: Islamic Jihad Carried Out Gaza Mortar Fire in Retaliation for Tunnel Strike -- Haaretz
IDF retaliates after mortar shells fire from Gaza -- Ynetnews
IDF tanks & jets attack Hamas positions following mortar shelling from Gaza -- RT

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