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Israeli fighter jets hit target in Gaza Strip

July 16, 2015 9:50 A.M. (Updated: July 16, 2015 3:15 P.M.)
GAZA (Ma'an) -- Israeli fighter jets attacked a target in the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning after a missile fired from the strip hit an open area near the town of Ashkelon in the western Negev, an Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an.

No injuries or damages were reported in Israel and have yet to be confirmed in the Gaza Strip.

An Israeli spokesperson could not give any information regarding the location of the airstrike in Gaza, only that the target was "terror infrastructure."

On June 24 a similar exchange took place between the enclave and Israel.

The exchanges come as Israel and Hamas have allegedly been holding indirect talks for cementing a long-term truce in the Gaza Strip, Hamas sources said last month.

While an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire came into effect on Aug. 26, ending a nearly 50-day war between the two sides, pledges to resume follow-up talks regarding longer term relations were delayed several times and never formally resumed.

The conflict left over 2,200 Palestinians dead, the majority civilians, and 73 on the Israeli side, most of them soldiers.

It also caused heavy damage to Gaza's infrastructure and damaged more than 160,000 homes.
it was a gopro camera / on a pole.
what a joke---there are thousands like this one/
16/07/2015 10:11
Irene / France
After three lost wars initiated by Gaza's terror Hamas infrastructure, it's clearly not a feasible military policy to attack Israel's civilians. And not expect retaliation by the Israelis, who unlike Hamas will and do protect their civilian population.
16/07/2015 10:33
Sherri Munnerlyn / US
Civilian slaughter is what Israel thrives on an illegitimate state destined for destruction. Airstrikes like this are just part of the 24/7 terrorism that defines Zionism.
16/07/2015 11:18
Joe Fattal / USA
And that's why I want to see Israel at war with Iran. At least they will fight someone that can strike back as hard as they can. I always said that Gaza is the punching bag for Israel. A rocket is launch from Egypt, gaza get hit with an air-strike.
16/07/2015 12:56
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