Israeli forces strike Gaza targets, Hamas promised to continue further attacks

TEL AVIV, (BM) – Israeli forces struck Gaza just after midnight Sunday morning, hours after a rocket was fired from the enclave at southern Israel, learned, quoting the IDF statement.

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The Defense Ministry also announced it was freezing cement imports and other punitive steps in response to near daily attacks from the Strip recently.

The Israel Defense Forces said that warplanes and helicopter gunships carried out attacks on Hamas targets in northern Gaza.

It said a Hamas “war room” and underground facilities used by the terror group were hit, among other assets.

“The attacks were carried out in response to high-trajectory fire and the launch of incendiary balloons from Gaza into Israel,” the army said in a statement.

The Hamas linked Shehab news site earlier reported Israeli attacks on targets near Beit Lahia in the north of the Strip.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

On Saturday night, a rocket fired out of Gaza landed in an open area the Sha’ar Hanegev region, as tensions in the restive region ramped up.

After IDF strikes Gaza in response to rocket launches, spokesman of Hamas vows it will continue efforts to ‘achieve liberty via expulsion of those who occupy it’

The Hamas terror group on Sunday reacted to overnight Israeli strikes in Gaza, which came in response to rockets being fired at Israeli cities, warning that the “aggression” would not deter it from further attacking the Jewish state.

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“The Zionist occupation is bombing the Gaza Strip with aggression and a continued siege against residents of the Strip,” Hamas spokesperson Hazem Qassem said in a statement translated by Hebrew-language media.

“This aggression will reinforce our people’s insistence on continuing the legitimate struggle against them, and will not stop the Palestinians’ efforts to achieve liberty via expulsion of those who occupy it,” he added.

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