Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza in response to rocket firing-Xinhua

Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza in response to rocket firing

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-04-05 14:46:00

GAZA, April 5 (Xinhua) -- Israel on early Wednesday carried out intensive airstrikes on military facilities in the Gaza Strip in response to rockets fired from the Palestinian enclave, Palestinian and Israeli sources said.

Security sources in Gaza said that the airstrikes targeted two military posts of the armed wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement of Hamas in southwest and central Gaza Strip.

The posts suffered severe damage with no injuries reported.

Israeli Radio reported that Palestinians fired rockets and mortars from the enclave to southern Israel, causing no injuries but damage to a building.

The radio added that the rocket attack happened after clashes broke out between Israeli police and Palestinians at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem and some other neighborhoods in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The Palestinians want East Jerusalem, occupied by Israel in 1967, to be the capital of their future Palestinian state, while Israel considers the whole of Jerusalem as its eternal capital.