Israeli fighter jets resume strikes on Hamas terror targets in Gaza
BREAKING: The IDF confirms that Israeli fighter jets and aircraft bombed a number of targets at a terror compound belonging to Hamas in Rafah, southern Gaza.
Earlier, the IDF struck Khan Younis port in retaliation for the rocket launched earlier this evening.
Missiles hit the Hamas’ Yarmouk site in southern Gaza. Strikes reported on al-Sharqiya site of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam east of Khan Younis and near the Islamic University.
Arabs reported strikes on Qassam’s Abu Hamisha terror site in eastern Khan Younis.
Reports of a 7 story building struck in the attacks which has now collapsed.
“Our airforce just struck several Hamas terror targets in Gaza. If Hamas thinks that we’ll sit idly by as their rocket fire, explosives, and breaches of Israel’s border fence threaten the lives of Israeli civilians – they’re wrong”. the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit tweeted.
Additional code red alert sirens sounded in Ashkelon shortly after the attacks.
Reports suggest that PM Netanyahu is currently in the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv observing the current IDF operation.
According to Arab reports, Hamas armed wing Izz ad-Din al-Qassam and al-Quds terrorists are preparing long-range missiles for launch towards central Israel.
According to first reports, three rockets were fired from Khan Younis. One of the rockets exploded in an open area, causing no damage or casualties.
Israeli towns in southern Israel slowly returned to normal on Tuesday. Defense officials say that the danger of an escalation has passed for the time being, with Israel and Hamas reportedly reaching an informal ceasefire.