Israel continues to pound Hamas targets, as the Israeli army carries out a “very vigorous response”, ordered by the Prime Minister as he gears up for his re-election.
Israeli fighter jets and other aircraft struck several Hamas targets, including a military compound in the north of the strip and two naval vessels belonging to the group, the army said in a statement. There were no immediate reports of Palestinian casualties from the strikes which occurred at around 1:30 am local time on Sunday.
Israel renews airstrikes on Gaza during the night; warplanes bombed multiple locations including the new port area west of Khan Younis https://t.co/hd8ZGRLvgu
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Tensions along the fence separating besieged Gaza from Israel have witnessed an uptick ahead of the Knesset elections on April 9, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take a decisive stand this week.
“Hamas must understand that [the IDF] will respond to any manifestation of aggression with double the force,” the Prime Minister explained on Thursday, vowing a “very vigorous response” from Israel.
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