Israel is attacked almost 70 militants in response to the death of a soldier
TEL AVIV, 21 Jul — RIA Novosti. The Israeli military attacked nearly 70 Palestinian militants in the Gaza strip in response to the death of their soldiers, which fell on Friday under sniper fire on the border of the enclave, reported in the night of Saturday, the army’s press service
Unlike the previous episodes of the conflict, Palestinian groups practically did not react to the Israeli bombardment, limiting the launch of three missiles, two of which were hit by the Israeli missile defense system “Iron dome.”
“The last few hours, the IDF acted against the military facilities of Hamas. After the immediate shock for eight goals with tanks and planes aircraft attacked 60 sites”, — is told in the report.
The military did not say whether they had completed the operation or the bombing will continue.
His main purpose, the army calls the three command staff of the armed forces of Hamas in the settlements of Sebastia, al-Bureij and Khan Yunis.
“Caused by the strikes had destroyed about 60 buildings and infrastructure caused considerable damage to the military, logistics and command capabilities of Hamas,” — said in the report.
On the Palestinian side, the victims of the bombing were at least three people. According to Israeli figures, all of them Hamas militants, and came under artillery and air strikes, immediately followed the death of a soldier. Another Palestinian was killed in clashes that accompanied the protest on the Gaza border.