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Israel hits Hamas military post after the terrorist group fires on IAF jets

The aircraft were conducting retaliatory strikes on Hamas targets in response to a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel.

An Israeli airstrike on a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip, on June 18, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.
An Israeli airstrike on a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip, on June 18, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.

The Israeli military struck a Hamas military post on Saturday night after terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired on an Israeli fighter jet, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Hamas said on Sunday morning that it had fired anti-aircraft and surface-to-air missiles at the Israeli jets conducting reprisal strikes in Gaza.

Earlier on Saturday, the IDF struck a Hamas tunnel and one of the terrorist group’s “central” rocket manufacturing sites, in response to a rocket that was launched into Israel from Gaza. The rocket landed in an unpopulated area, causing no damage, according to the IDF.

Rocket alert sirens were, however, activated in the border kibbutzim of Kfar Aza and Nahal Oz, and residents reported hearing an explosion.

A month ago, a rocket fired at the Eshkol region by Gazan terrorists was intercepted by the Iron Dome, and shortly after that three additional rockets failed to cross the border, landing inside the Strip. It was the first such barrage since “Operation Breaking Dawn” on August 5-7, when Palestinian terrorists fired approximately 1,100 rockets towards the Jewish state.

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