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Israeli fighter jet targets Hamas position in northern Gaza Strip

This file picture shows an Israeli F-16 fighter jet taking off from an airbase in the occupied territories. Photo: File

This file picture shows an Israeli F-16 fighter jet taking off from an airbase in the occupied territories.  Photo: File

Gaza City, May 7 (RHC)-- An Israeli fighter jet has targeted a position of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip as the Tel Aviv regime presses ahead with its acts of aggression against the impoverished Palestinian coastal sliver.

An unnamed Israeli military spokeswoman said "the aircraft struck a post belonging to Hamas adjacent to the border fence in the northern Gaza Strip last night."
  She alleged that the strike was in response to kite-borne fire bombings by Gaza-based resistance fighters.

The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, said in a statement that a border observation post was hit in the attack and that nobody was injured.

Local sources said the Israeli F-16 fighter jet bombed a site in Beit Lahia city, causing damage to the site and fear among residents, especially children.

The spokesman for the Gaza Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, said in a statement on April 14 that Israeli tanks had targeted a group of civilians in al-Awdah refugee camp east of Rafah city, located 30 kilometers south of Gaza City, leaving four Palestinian men dead and several others injured.

He identified three of those killed as Ayed Saleh al-Hamaydeh, Amjad Hosni al-Qatros and Hisham Mohammed Abdelal.

On April 11, Israeli battle tanks targeted several positions of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement in the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli military alleged in a statement that the shelling came after Palestinians detonated a bomb near an Israeli construction vehicle adjacent to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and the occupied Palestinian territories, which caused neither injury nor damage.

The Israeli military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip, with civilians being the main target of such attacks.

Israel has also launched several wars on the Palestinian coastal sliver, the last of which began in early July 2014. The military aggression, which ended on August 26, 2014, killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians. Over 11,100 others were also wounded in the war.

The Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli siege since June 2007. The blockade has caused a decline in the standards of living as well as unprecedented levels of unemployment and unrelenting poverty.

The Israeli regime denies about 1.8 million people in Gaza their basic rights, such as freedom of movement, jobs with proper wages as well as adequate health care and education.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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