International

Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Strip Following Rocket Fire

Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Strip Following Rocket Fire

Archival Photo

Israeli warplanes struck the Gaza strip early on Tuesday, following a rocket fire that landed and exploded in Israel.

The warplane strikes hit three areas; the southern city of Rafah, Gaza City in the north, as well as open land southeast of Gaza City are the three locations where the bombings occurred.

The Palestinian health ministry said there were no immediate reports of casualties; however, an AFP photographer in Gaza reports seeing at least one-man bleeding and being taken for treatment from a house near the base, according to Ahram Online.

The strikes came hours after a rocket hit an open area close to Israeli border communities without causing any injuries.

Haaretz reports, that according to the Israel Defense Federation (IDF), a Salafist group linked to the Islamic State (IS) claimed the rocket fire attack.

The Gaza Strip has been under Israeli siege since 2006. On a daily basis, Israeli drones circle overhead, providing a constant background noise. Israeli planes drop bombs here and there, not often causing casualties, but reinforcing the sense of terror.

The United Nations reported earlier in 2016 that oe-third of children in Gaza, or nearly 400,000, were shell-shocked and needed psychological counseling as a result of the trauma they have experienced.

New Suez Canal 'Unlikely' Behind Upsurge of Jellyfish in Egypt's North Coast: Marine Biologist
Egypt's Army Destroys 12 Vehicles Crossing from Libya

Subscribe to our newsletter


International

More in International

Egyptian Smartphone-Manufacturer SICO Targets the African Market

Egyptian StreetsOctober 11, 2018

Lubna Al Olayan Becomes the First Saudi Woman to Run a Bank

Nour EltiganiOctober 9, 2018

Of How I Created My Own Kingdom in Kyrgyzstan

Luis Carlos BarraganOctober 5, 2018

First Woman to Win the Nobel Prize in Physics After 55 Years

Mirna AbdulaalOctober 2, 2018

Cyprus Releases Detained Egyptian Fishermen Following Territory Breach

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 29, 2018

Sisi at UN: Let Us Recall Values of Nelson Mandela, World Needs to Address Conflict Root Causes

Sara AhmedSeptember 25, 2018

Saudi Women Take Off their Veils in Solidarity with Feminist Tarif Alassiri

Nour EltiganiSeptember 24, 2018

Egypt to Receive 56,000 Tank rounds as Part of $99 Mn Arms Deal with US

Taha Mahmoud SakrSeptember 19, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.