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Video: Israeli fighter jets, tanks carry out airstrikes, artillery shelling against Gaza Strip

Israeli battle tanks and fighter jets have targeted the northeastern part of the Gaza Strip as the Tel Aviv regime goes ahead with its acts of aggression against the besieged Palestinian coastal sliver.

The Israeli military announced in a statement on Thursday that the fire had struck four lookout positions belonging to the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement near Beit Hanoun, after at least 15 mortar rounds were allegedly fired from the Gaza Strip at Israeli forces stationed near the border between the occupied territories and the enclave.

There were no initial reports of injury in the incident.

On August 8, three Palestinians were injured after Israeli warplanes carried out raids on the Gaza Strip.

Smoke rises in the Gaza Strip following an Israeli airstrike, November 30, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

The Israeli military claimed that the attacks were launched in response to a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, which landed in an unpopulated area in the occupied territories without causing any injuries.

It further alleged that the raids were launched against sites belonging to Hamas.

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

Israel has launched several wars on the Palestinian coastal sliver, the last of which began in early July 2014. The military aggression, which ended on August 26, 2014, killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians. Over 11,100 others were also wounded in the war. The Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli siege since June 2007. The blockade has caused a decline in the standards of living as well as unprecedented levels of unemployment and unrelenting poverty.

The Israeli regime denies about 1.8 million people in Gaza their basic rights, such as freedom of movement, jobs with proper wages as well as adequate healthcare and education.

source: press tv

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