Israel targets Gaza Strip despite cease-fire

Serious of attacks between Israel and Gaza Strip leave seven injured from each sides

By Bassel Barakat

Israeli warplanes continued to target positions of the Palestinian resistance across the blockaded Gaza Strip.

The airstrikes took place early Tuesday after the announcement of reaching a cease-fire agreement between the Palestinian resistance and Israel, mediated by Egypt, according to Al Jazeera.

Witnesses told the Qatari news network that a mosque caught fire in Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip after a resistance position next to it was targeted by Israeli raids. The fire was controlled and extinguished by civil defense crews.

In response to the attacks, the military wings of the Palestinian factions responded by firing rocket barrage at Israeli settlements adjacent to the enclave.

On Monday, Seven Palestinians were injured by Israeli attacks, according to the Hamas-run Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza.

The Israeli army announced Monday targeting Hamas’s positions in Gaza including the office of the resistance group’s political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh. The office was totally destroyed in the attack.

The Israeli airstrikes came after a rocket-fire reportedly from the Gaza Strip which left seven Israeli injured.

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