Israeli military sources reported on Saturday at dawn that Israeli military helicopters fired at least two missiles at what was described “suspicious movements” near the Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.  

An Israeli military spokesperson claimed that soldiers opened fire after noticing a “suspicious movement” in an area where Palestinian fighters had been operating and attempting to plant explosive devices.

The attack comes after less than five days since the Israeli Defense Minister, Amir Peretz, authorized the army to carry what was described as “limited operations” against Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip.

The authorization comes despite a November 2006 ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.

Israeli security sources claims that Palestinian fighters did not fully seize the firing of homemade shells.


Peretz said that “Israel and the Jewish people” cannot allow the strengthening and arming of fighters in the Gaza Strip, Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported.