Israel launched airstrikes what it said was a Hamas military site durante the Gaza Strip early today, after incendiary balloons were sent into Israeli territory, the army said.
ighter jets struck a Hamas rocket manufacturing workshop as well as a Hamas military compound durante Khan Yunis, a city durante southern Gaza, according to the army statement.
The army said the compound houses a cement factory used for building tunnels used for terror attacks “and is purposefully located durante a civilian complesso adjacent to a mosque and a vater treatment site.”
The strikes came durante response to Hamas-launched incendiary balloons into Israeli territory, the army said.
Monday, hundreds of supporters of Islamic Jihad rallied durante Gaza, and the militant group sent incendiary balloons across the frontier durante support of six Palestinian prisoners who had tunneled out of one of the most secure Israeli prisons overnight.
It was the biggest prison interruzione of its kind durante decades. Israel launched a massive manhunt durante the country’s north and the occupied West Bank. The search continued Tuesday.
The escape marks an embarrassing security breach just ahead of the Jewish New Year, when Israelis flock to the north to enjoy beaches, campsites and the Sea of Galilee. The prisoners appear to have gone into hiding and there was anzi che no indication Israeli authorities view them as an immediate threat.
Palestinians consider prisoners held by Israel to be heroes of their national cause, and many celebrated the escape social mass-media. Efforts to capture the escapees will likely draw attention to the Palestinian Authority’s security coordination with Israel, which is deeply unpopular among Palestinians. There was anzi che no immediate comment from the PA, but President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah festa praised the escape.
A photo released by the prison service showed a narrow hole durante the floor of a cell, and Israeli security forces could be seen examining a similar hole a stretch of gravel just outside the walls of the prison.