Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza in response to rockets' firing

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-27 06:59:12|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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GAZA, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Israel launched airstrikes on southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday night in response to the earlier firing of two rockets into Israel, Palestinian sources said.

Residents of Gaza said they heard the buzz of Israeli war jets, which hovered over the Palestinian enclave, while others in southern Gaza said they heard huge explosions in west of Khan Younis.

Palestinian security sources said that Israeli war jets targeted a military facility that belongs to Islamic Hamas movement's armed wing al-Qassam Brigades in west of Khan Younis. No injuries were reported.

The Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip were carried out shortly after unknown militants fired two rockets from Gaza into southern Israel.

Around two weeks ago, a new wave of clashes between Israel and Gaza militants left 35 people killed and more than 100 others wounded.

The tension ended after Egypt and the United Nations brokered a cease-fire deal between Israel and the Islamic Jihad group in Gaza.