The Israel Defense Forces bombed Gaza for the second time in the last two days. Late at night, Israeli Air Force fighter jets carried out airstrikes on what is reported to be Hamas’ ‘weapons manufacturing sites’.
The previous strikes were carried out in the early hours of July 2nd.
According to a statement from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the strikes targeted a weapons production facility belonging to the Gaza-ruling terror group. A rocket launcher was also reportedly targeted.
The strikes were carried out in response to the continued launching of incendiary balloons toward Israeli territory that cause fire in Israel.
“The IDF will continue to respond firmly to all terror attempts emanating from the Gaza Strip.” – the IDF statement reads.
Several videos showing the attacks were shared on social media.
Gaza Strip is being bombed yet again tonight.
Several resistance sites are on target.
— TIMES OF GAZA (@Timesofgaza) July 3, 2021
A video showing the strikes on Gaza was immediately released by the IDF:
IDF releases a video of the strikes in Gaza tonight pic.twitter.com/GBZIjx9YPv
— Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian (@manniefabian) July 3, 2021
Unconfirmed Palestinian reports say 1 person was seriously wounded in one of the IDF strikes near Gaza City. Meanwhile, the Hamas-run Health Ministry said there were no casualties amid the strikes.
An explosion was seen as a result of the strikes:
The new Israeli government led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is faster to respond to each arson balloon attack launched from Gaza then the previous one headed by Benjamin Netanyahu.
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