Last night, a projectile was launched from the Gaza Strip at a target in southern Israel, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) stated on October 25. According to the IDF, the projectile was intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-misisle system.
After this, IDF aircraft struck 8 targets belonging to the Palestinian movement Hamas. The targets included three military compounds and a munitions manufacturing site, the IDF claimed.
WATCH: Our fighter jets strike 8 Hamas targets in #Gaza, including a munitions manufacturing site. The strikes were in response to the projectile launched from Gaza at #Israel. pic.twitter.com/RGw19kBLHk
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDFSpokesperson) 25 October 2018
This escalation took place amid the growing threat of a new Israeli military invasion in the Gaza Strip. Most recently, the IDF deployed at least 60 battle tanks and armoured vehicles near the contact line between Gaza and the Israeli-held area. Meanwhile, top Israeli oofficials are openly calling for a large-scale military action against Hamas.