In a continuation of Israel’s bombing campaign in Gaza, Israeli jets attacked several locations on Tuesday morning in the southern part of the Gaza strip. No injuries have been reported.In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Israeli jets fired missiles at sites in Khan Younis and Rafah. Israel claimed direct hits on areas being used by Palestinian resistance fighters. Although some material damage was caused by the Israeli bombs, nobody was injured in the strikes.

Periodic spells of arial bombardment have regularly struck Gaza since the withdrawal of Israeli settlers. The coastal enclave has been blockaded by Israel for five years, with an increase in strikes in the last month following a period of relative calm. In one week in June, 16 Palestinians, including 4 children, were killed by Israeli airstrikes. A further 73 were reported injured.

Israel claims such attacks are in retaliation for activity by Palestinian resistance groups. The international community has condemned the disproportionate use of force by Israel in the Gaza strip, which is home to 1.7 million people, and is the most densely populated part of the world.