The Israeli Air Force fired, on Friday evening, several missiles targeting Rafah and Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, causing property damage but no injuries.Local sources said the at least three missiles targeted a Palestinian National Security center, while several missiles were fired into farmlands, in Rafah.

More missiles were fired into the al-Fakhary area, close to the border in Khan Younis.

Eyewitnesses said the missiles detonated in agricultural lands, and that the army fired several artillery shells into the area, causing anxiety attacks among the residents, especially the children.

Israel alleged the recent shelling has nothing to do with truce efforts, mediated by Egypt, and that “Hamas has 24 hours to maintain calm”.

Armed resistance groups responded to the Israeli bombardment by firing several shells into Israeli settlements in the Negev.