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Israeli jets attack central Gaza Strip

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Palestinian security forces walk amidst debris following an Israeli airstrike in the southern Gaza Strip near the town of Rafah, May 27, 2015. (Photo by AFP)

Israeli fighter jets have conducted airstrikes against an area in the besieged Gaza Strip following a claim by the Israeli military that a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave toward Israel.

Palestinian officials have not commented on the Israeli claim and the airstrikes, yet.

According to reports, the targeted site was in the central part of the coastal territory.

There were no immediate reports about possible casualties or damage from the airstrikes.

The Israeli army claimed that the raid was carried out a few hours after a rocket fired from the Palestinian coastal sliver hit an open field in the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel. No injuries or damages were reported from the alleged Palestinian rocket fire.

Last year, Israel launched 50 days of military attacks against the Gaza Strip. The war started in early July last year and ended on August 26, 2014 with a truce that took effect after indirect negotiations in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

The 2014 Israeli war on Gaza inflicted heavy damage on the enclave. Above, Palestinians are seen working to reconstruct a building destroyed during the war in the eastern Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City, August 25, 2015. (Photo by AFP)


Nearly 2,200 Palestinians, including 577 children, were killed in the 2014 Israeli onslaught. Over 11,100 others – including 3,374 children, 2,088 women and 410 elderly people – were also injured.

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