On November 30, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement shelled a unit of the Israeli Army north of Gaza Strip with 12 mortar shells. The Israeli Army confirmed the attack and said in an official statement that its “infrastructure was only lightly damaged” during the shelling.
The shelling is believed to be a response to the Israeli attack on a tunnel of the Islamic Jihad Movement on October 31 when the Israeli attack killed 12 fighters and commanders of the Islamic Jihad and Hamas Movement.
The Israeli Army held Hamas Movement the responsibility for the attack, and announced that Israeli tanks and warplanes targeted six positions of Palestinian forces inside Gaza Strip as a response to the shelling.
Palestinian sources reported that the Israeli warplanes destroyed two command posts of Hamas Movement and two others of the Islamic Jihad movement in the northern and southern parts of Gaza Strip. The sources said that three Palestinian civilians were slightly injured in the Israeli airstrikes.
Israeli Army Spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus stressed that Israel is not looking to escalate the situation in Gaza Strip, according to the official statement of the Israeli Army.
“We’re not looking to escalate the situation, our mission is to defend Israel. This is yet another violation of Israeli sovereignty by terrorist organizations from Gaza,” said LTC. Conricus.
Several Palestinian sources reported that the situation in Gaza is now clam, and that the tension between the Israeli Army and the Palestinian forces is over.