Two Palestinians martyred, 3 injured as zionist regime pounds Gaza Strip again
The spokesman for the Gaza Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, said in a statement that two people were killed while three others, including a woman, sustained injuries in the airstrike.
Moreover, the Gaza-based Ministry of Interior and National Security stated that the incident happened at the al-Dahdouh junction in the southern part of Gaza City.
The strike came hours after an Israeli fighter jet targeted a position of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement in the central part of the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli army said “the aircraft bombed a Hamas observation post east of Juhor ad-Dik (village) in the central Gaza Strip.”
There were no immediate reports of casualties and the extent of damage caused.
The military claimed that the strike was carried out after four rockets were fired toward the Israeli-occupied territory. Only one of the rockets reached the area, while the other three appear to have exploded within the Gaza Strip, it added.
The Israeli military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip, with civilians being the main target of such attacks.
Israel has also 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 zionist 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.