Published: Fri, June 30, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza

A rocket fired from Gaza landed in an open area at the Shaar HaNegev Regional Council on Monday night.

Palestinian sources said the Israeli strikes hit at least three locations, including Rafah, Gaza City and an open area southeast of Gaza City.

This is the first rocket launch from Gaza to Israel since mid-March.

Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qedra told the media that no injuries were reported and several rescue teams were deployed to the area of the attacks.

Israel's border with the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip has been mostly quiet over the last months.

According to Israeli figures, 68 Israeli soldiers and five Israeli civilians were killed in the conflict, while 2,522 others, including 740 soldiers were injured.

Israel and Hamas have reportedly been engaged in intensive indirect talks recently over the release of a number of Israeli nationals held captive by the terror group in Gaza.

"Hamas is the sovereign entity in the strip and it is held responsible for any attempt to undermine Israel's security".

Palestine Fishermen's Union President Nizar Ayyash said that they had been notified of the decision by Israel's Ministry of Agriculture.

Hamas has ruled the Gaza Strip since 2007 after winning elections a year earlier and fighting off an attempted coup by Abbas' Fatah party.

Meanwhile, Hamas officials condemned the Israeli airstrikes, calling them a risky escalation.

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