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Israeli media: Hamas tests three new missiles in Gaza

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)
Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip toward the occupied territories. (Photo by AP)

Hamas has reportedly test-fired new missiles from the besieged Gaza Strip, as the Palestinian resistance groups steps up efforts to promote its military capabilities in the face of Israeli acts of aggression.

Israeli media reported that Hamas had fired three new missiles into the sea on Saturday morning, as part of its efforts to increase its combat readiness.

Gaza has been under an Israeli land, air and sea blockade since June 2007, which has caused a decline in the standard of living as well as unprecedented levels of unemployment and unrelenting poverty.

Israel maintains a heavy naval presence off the coast of the impoverished Palestinian enclave, severely affecting the livelihood of fishermen.

The regime also launches bloody bombing campaigns on Gaza, the latest of which occurred in May, with the Palestinian resistance factions firing more than 4,000 rockets towards the occupied lands during the 11-day war.

Apparently caught off guard by unprecedented rocket barrages, Tel Aviv announced a unilateral ceasefire, which resistance groups accepted with Egyptian mediation.

Israeli authorities said that rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza left 12 people dead and “several hundred” injured.

At least 260 Palestinians, including 66 children, were also killed in the Israeli offensive and 1,948 others were wounded, according to Gaza’s Health Ministry.

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