Israeli jets and tanks, Tuesday at dawn, bombed Palestinian lands in Rafah and Khan Younis in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

Local sources told the PIC’s reporter that Israeli warplanes fired two missiles at Palestinian-owned farm land east of Rafah City.

At the same time, Israeli tanks stationed along the eastern border between Gaza and Israel, opened fire at two observation posts east of Khan Younis City.

No injuries were reported, however adjacent buildings suffered partial damages.

The Israeli army issued a statement that the latest attacks were in retaliation for so-called ‘incendiary balloons’ released from the Gaza Strip, which float towards adjacent Israeli settlements.

The Israeli military has led numerous offensives on the Gaza Strip, beginning on 10 August, in addition to the occupation’s decision to stop all fuel from entering the strip, causing an already difficult situation to become even more dire.

In related news, a 48 hour curfew was imposed on the Gaza Strip late Monday night, PIC further reported, when it was discovered that 4 members of the community tested positive for the coronavirus.

Salama Ma’rouf, head of the media office in Gaza, announced the closing of government and private institutions, schools, and mosques for a 48 hour period.