Palestinian medical sources reported that two residents were wounded when the Israeli Air Force fired missiles at an area east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Local sources reported that Apache helicopters fired two missiles at fighters near the Schools Area, east of Jabalia.
The Israeli army claims that the targeted area is a storage facility for weapons and explosives.
The army added that the shelling comes in retaliation to homemade shells fired at Ashkelon on Tuesday evening.
Army Airstrikes Gaza
The Israeli Air Force launched, on Wednesday at dawn, an air strike at a location near the Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip; no injuries were reported.
The army said that the shelled area is used as a launching pad for homemade shells fired into southern Israel, and that several homemade shells were fired from it in recent days.
An army spokesperson said that the Air Force targeted a “weapons storage facility”, and that the bombardment comes in retaliation to the firing of homemade shells into southern Israel.
The spokesperson added that a homemade shells was fired on Tuesday evening into southern Israel causing no damage or injuries.
He also said that this is the eleventh shells fired into southern Israeli since last Thursday.
According to Israeli army statistics, Palestinian fighters fired 36 homemade shells and mortars since the beginning of this year.