Israeli air raids on Gaza, resistance responds
Israeli aircraft launch successive air raids on the northern and southern areas of the Gaza strip, and the resistance fires back with two SAM-7 missiles.
Shortly after midnight, the Israeli occupation aircraft launched successive air raids in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, to which the resistance retaliated by launching ground-based anti-aircraft missiles.
The Israeli forces bombed Al-Qadisiyah, west of Khan Yunis, with five successive raids, while the occupation’s artillery shelled a field control point east of the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.
Al Mayadeen correspondent indicated that the resistance launched in parallel two experimental missiles towards the sea during the Israeli bombing. Furthermore, local Palestinian media reported that the resistance fired two SAM-7 missiles at the occupation aircraft in the west of the Gaza Strip.
Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem stressed that "the Israeli occupation's targeting of certain points and agricultural lands in the Gaza Strip is an aggression that is added to the record of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people."
Qassem stressed "the resistance's right to defend Palestine and its people," saluting "the resistance men who responded to the occupation's raids with their missiles and heavy anti-aircraft devices," adding that "the enemy and its settlers will only experience disappointment and defeat."
Private sources for Al Mayadeen reported yesterday that Egyptian mediators are trying to pressure the Israeli occupation into not responding to the rockets fired from Gaza on Saturday by mistake.
The sources pointed out that "Hamas told the Egyptians that the Israeli occupation breaking the rules of conflict would prompt a response from the resistance.”