Ma’an News Agency’s Jared Malsin, has reported, via his Twitter feed that further Israeli air strikes have hit Gaza.Malsin states that he has been informed that the attacks took place in Khan Younis, in Southern Gaza, which sustained two attacks, and Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza.
In Khan Younis four persons were injured, with two injured in Deir al-Balah. No information on the condition of those injured is known at this time.
The official Israeli Military spokesperson blog has stated that the Israeli Air Force attacked three sites and confirmed direct hits.
The Spokesperson states that the airstrikes come in response to the ongoing exchanges between armed Palestinian factions in Gaza and the Israeli military, claiming that Israel has recieved a total of ten mortars and one Grad rocket fired into its territories over the past few days.
The recent end to calm in the coastal enclave has resulted in two separate incidents of extra-judicial assassination by the Israeli Air Force. On November 3, Mohammed al-Namnam was killed by rocket fire, reported to be from an Israeli helicopter over Gaza, and on November 17, two brothers, Mohammed and Islam Yassif, were killed by a rocket fired from an unmanned Israeli drone.
All three men have been accused of belonging to the Gaza based group, Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam), who the Israeli Security Service, Shin Bet, claim are preparing attacks against Israeli citizens in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.
Mortar Fire, and one Grad rocket, has come in response, with one such attack claimed by the National Resistance brigades, the armed wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), and other being claimed by the Salah el din Nasser brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees. No injuries were reported.
In related news, a 30 second video was released by the Ansar al-Sunna Supporters group, spoken in Hebrew, with the video’s narrator vowing revenge for the assassination of the Army of Islam members.