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Israeli airstrikes target central, northern Gaza Strip
Published Tuesday 11/02/2014 (updated) 13/02/2014 10:11
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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli airstrikes rocked northern Gaza City and al-Nuseirat refugee camp early Tuesday, causing damages, security sources and locals said.

Three air-to-surface missiles struck the Abu Jarad militant base in Gaza City, causing a fire to break out, the sources said.

Heavy damages, but no injuries, were reported.

Additionally, Israeli warplanes fired missiles at an open area near Gaza's power plant north of al-Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Israel's army said in a statement that a rocket fired from Gaza late Monday landed in an open area in southern Israel.

It caused no damages or injuries, according to Israeli news site Ynet.

The army statement said that "in retaliation the IAF targeted an underground rocket launcher in the central Gaza Strip and a terror site in the northern Gaza Strip."

"Direct hits were confirmed," the statement said.

"The IDF targeted sites that were part of the infrastructure utilized to terrorize Israel and its civilians," the statement quoted an IDF spokesman as saying.

"We will continue to act against the threats originating from Hamas' Gaza Strip."

Recent weeks have witnessed an increase in tensions on the Gaza Strip, as Israeli forces have repeatedly opened fire on Palestinian protests near the border and launched a number of airstrikes.

Israeli forces killed six Palestinians and injured 41 in attacks on Gaza in January, Gaza's Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said in early February.

Palestinian militants, meanwhile, have fired dozens of rockets toward Israel, all of which have all landed in unpopulated areas with no injuries reported.

The Gaza Strip government is under Hamas control. While Hamas itself does not routinely fire rockets, Israel says it holds the group, which seized power in Gaza in 2007, responsible for such attacks.

Hamas and Israel have maintained a fragile ceasefire since November 2012, when Israeli forces launched a major assault that killed around 170 Palestinians.
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1 ) wayne / NZ
11/02/2014 10:21
Direct hits ..... i don't under stand, Israel didn't kill any. Palestinians, that's a miss for Israel ..

2 ) With smart bombs of 100% / accuracy
11/02/2014 11:05
Israel can bomb and pinpoint any target in Gaza (or anywhere in the ARAB WORLD!) Therefore every rocket attack will be answered by such revenge/. Exect many Jihad leaders to reach heaven shortly.

3 ) jesse / usa
11/02/2014 18:03
the fact that Israel hit these targets and didn't kill anyone is on purpose.

4 ) JohnWV / United States
11/02/2014 18:49
Israel uses American attack jets against the inmates of besieged Palestine. Fathers, mothers and children are being killed, splattered actually. The Jews enjoy a kill ratio of near one hundred to one. The Palestinian's response with crude rockets is pathetic. But those rockets do confirm that Palestine will not accept defeat, they “give proof through the night that (their) flag is still there.”

5 ) @ Wayne-1 / USA
11/02/2014 23:52
Only an idiot would consider "3 missiles struck the Abu Jarad militant base in Gaza City, causing a fire" to be "a miss for Israel". Israeli missile/smart-bombs routinely hit moving motorcycles, and they "didn't kill any Palestinians", because the target was -1- "the Abu Jarad militant base", and -2- militants using "Gaza's power plant" (since Israel avoids destroying such sites), just like the militants use Gaza civilians as "human-shields", since Israel tries avoid hitting civilians too.
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