The IDF said in a brief message to the press,
currently carrying out strikes against terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian territory under the control of the armed Islamist movement Hamas.
Israeli warplanes target a site of the al-Qassam brigades (armed wing of Hamas, editor’s note) west of Khan Younès, a city in the southern Gaza Strip, Palestinian security sources told AFP, also reporting artillery fire on an observation base of the Islamist movement in the north of the enclave.
On Saturday morning, two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip fell in the Mediterranean Sea, off the Israeli metropolis of Tel Aviv. The alarm sirens had not been triggered and the rocket interception system had not been activated, the IDF said in a statement.
Sworn enemies Israel and Hamas fought an eleven-day war in May 2021, their fourth since the armed Islamist movement seized power in Gaza.
Since the entry into force of a fragile ceasefire, five projectiles (rockets or shells) have so far been fired from Gaza into Israeli territory, the lowest number in the six months following an Israel war. -Hamas, according to the army’s annual report published on December 29.