The Israeli Air Force carried out, Sunday, at least fifty military strikes wounding five Palestinians in different parts of the Gaza Strip, reportedly after a shell was fired earlier from Gaza into an open area in Sderot in the Negev.
Two of the targeted areas in the besieged Gaza Strip are said to be camps runs by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.
The Israeli strikes also targeted the Agricultural College and farmlands in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, in addition to hitting two sites run by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), and the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad.
The army also fired several artillery shells into open areas, and agricultural lands in different parts of the besieged and impoverished coastal region.
On Sunday evening, the army bombarded Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the coastal region, and the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza, wounding three Palestinians,
The Israeli army claimed that it struck Hamas sites in retaliation to shells fired into Sderot, and held Hamas fully responsible for the escalation.