• Palestinian fisherman hurt as Israeli jets strike Gaza Strip

A Palestinian fisherman has sustained injuries after Israeli regime military aircraft carried out a series of airstrikes against several areas in the Gaza Strip in yet another act of aggression against the besieged Palestinian coastal territory.

Two airstrikes struck an open area and a position of the Islamic resistance movement Hamas west of the city of Beit Lahia, located about five kilometers north of Gaza City, at around 2 p.m. local time (1200 GMT) on Monday. A local fisherman identified as Muhammad Muhammad Mousa Saadallah was hurt in the attacks.

A third Israeli airstrike hit a waterfront west of Beit Lahia.

The assaults came shortly after an Israeli tank pounded the northern Gaza Strip. There were no reports of casualties from the shelling.

The attacks came after the Israeli army claimed that a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit an open terrain in the Eshkol regional council. The projectile reportedly did not cause any injuries or damage.

The Israeli military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip, with civilians being the main target of such attacks.



Feb 06, 2017 20:12 UTC