Today : Tue 22 Jan 2019

Israel attacks Gaza strip after Hamas armed wing parade

Mon 22 Aug - 09:32
Israel attacks Gaza strip after Hamas armed wing parade

Israel has carried out a series of attacks on the Gaza Strip after the armed wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas holds a parade in the occupied territories.

On Sunday, Israeli forces launched airstrikes and artillery fire on the Palestinian towns of Beit Hanun, Beit Lahia, and Jabalia, just hours after several Palestinians were wounded in attacks in the northern Gaza Strip.

Several people were injured in the attacks which also damaged the Palestinian cities’ infrastructure.   

Israel claimed the attacks were launched in response to a rocket fired from Gaza which fell in the city of Sderot.

Following the attacks, Hamas released a statement condemning the attacks, noting that they were part of Israel’s constant atrocities against the people of Palestine.

The statement stressed that these attacks cannot dishearten Palestinians and would never be able to dispirit the resistance, noting that Israel is responsible for any manner of escalation in tensions in the occupied territory.