An Israeli army spokesperson, on Thursday, published aerial photographs of some of the sites targeted by the Israeli air force on Wednesday, including alleged â€śHamas weapon manufacturing sitesâ€ť and â€śkite storage unitsâ€ť.
According to the spokesperson, Israeli warplanes destroyed sites affiliated with the Hamas movement, in order to weaken the its investment needed to develop weapons.
One of the targets was a â€śkites storage unit for Hamas,â€ť which the army said â€śis used to carry out terrorist operations.â€ť
The army spokesperson also said that they targeted a Hamas naval forces site,Â destroying a largeÂ portion of its accessories and manufacturing machines.
â€śIn addition, most of the Islamic Jihadâ€™s naval force sites were destroyed. These sites are used for training on advanced weapons to carry out terrorist actsÂ against Israel.â€ť
Israel claims that Gazans are using kite planes to burn farms and fields in the Gaza enclave since the start of the Great March of Return on 30 March, 2018. Since then, over 115 peaceful protesters in Gaza have been killed by Israeli fire.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.