The Israeli Air Force carried out, on Friday at dawn, three air strikes targeting Dir Al Balah in Central Gaza and Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip; damage was reported, no injuries.Palestinian sources in Gaza told the United Press International that Israeli F-16 Fighter Jets fired two missiles at a chicken Farm in Dir Al Balah, and a training center believed to be used by fighters of the Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, west of the city, the Arabs48 news website reported.

Furthermore, the Air Force carried out a third air strike targeting a container west of Asda’ Media City, west of Khan Younis; damage was reported.

Media spokesperson of the Emergency Department at the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, Adham Abu Salmiyya, reported that dozens of residents, mainly children and women, were treated for shock due to the bombardment.

Abu Salmiyya added that the ongoing Israeli attacks violate the basic principles of human rights as they are mainly targeting heavily populated civilian areas.

On its side, the Israeli Army claimed that the bombardment targeted two border tunnels and three training sites used by Qassam fighters.

The army warned of further escalation, and held the Hamas movement responsible for any deterioration of the situation in the coastal region.