Israeli army warplanes on Saturday struck targets in the blockaded Gaza Strip, the army announced.
In a statement, the Israeli army confirmed that “explosions heard in the northern Gaza Strip are the result of Israeli operations there.”
Breaking: Israeli warplanes launch eight airstrikes on Beit Hanoun, north of the Gaza Strip. pic.twitter.com/Ruerx7botj
— Quds News Network | #GreatReturnMarch (@QudsNen) May 12, 2018
The attack came after Israel announced it will close the Kerem Shalom (Karem Abu Salem) crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip until further notice.
The army said in a statement:
“Due to the destruction of the Kerem Shalom Crossing on the Palestinian side, the Minister of Defence, Avigdor Liberman, approved the recommendation to close the crossing.”
Gaza under attack,
Many areas in Gaza were targeted by Zionist occupation warplanes strikes during the past 20 minutes, the aggression is not over yet, electricity generator was one of the targets, Gaza, occupied Palestine, 12 May 2018.#GreatReturnMarch pic.twitter.com/7eS8ezD9IT
— Mh (@HarouatMed) May 12, 2018
Eyewitnesses, meanwhile, reported that Israeli warplanes targeted an open area of land in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.
Palestinian medical sources, for their part, said the Israeli attack did not cause any casualties.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)