The attack by fighter jets impacted weapons manufacturing sites and underground infrastructure belonging to the Islamist movement.
The Israeli Army bombed targets of the Islamist movement Hamas this morning in the Gaza Strip, in response to the launch of two rockets last night against its territory.
The attack, according to a military statement, was carried out by aircraft and fighter jets and impacted weapons manufacturing sites and underground infrastructure. belonging to Hamas, which de facto controls the enclave since 2007 and which Israel holds responsible for all hostilities that emanate from there.
The firing of two rockets from the strip last night set off anti-aircraft alarms in the Israeli city of Ashkelon, north of the enclave. While one of the projectiles was intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, the other would have hit an unpopulated area, without causing damage.
This release was the third in a week, after another two rounds of projectiles: one on Tuesday, followed by an Israeli retaliatory bombardment, and another last Friday.
These incidents represent an increase in tension on the border after almost two months of relative calm and they coincide with the announcement, this week, of the discovery of an underground tunnel that started from Gaza and penetrated tens of meters into Israeli territory.
During the last weeks, in addition, local media had reported an indirect negotiation between Israel and Hamas to guarantee a period of calm in the border area.