Posted 7 апреля 04:23
Published 7 апреля 04:23
Modified 7 апреля 07:06
Updated 7 апреля 07:06
In a statement, the Israeli military said that tanks and planes of the Israel National Defense Army - IDF - hit military posts of the Hamas movement on the border with Gaza on April 7.
"After continuing rocket fire on Israel from the Gaza Strip, IDF tanks and planes struck military posts of the Hamas terrorist organization along the border with the Gaza Strip", - the IDF said in a statement.
On Friday night, the Israelis attacked Hamas targets in Gaza. The military clarified that tunnels and weapons production facilities were hit. In turn, Hamas blamed Israel for the escalation. The movement called on the Palestinians to unite against the "occupiers". The Hamas-controlled Alray news agency wrote that residential buildings and a hospital received "significant damage" due to an Israeli strike on a military facility in the east of Gaza City. The scale of the destruction was not given.
IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi made a statement about Iran. He indicated on April 6 that the army has the ability to strike, both in remote countries and near home:
"We are ready to teach Iran a lesson even without US approval".
These threats were made against the backdrop of growing tensions between Tehran and Israel. The day before, Iran accused Israel of killing two of its soldiers in Syria last week and promised revenge.
The day before, the north of Israel was subjected to unprecedented rocket fire from Lebanon. According to Qassem Hashem, a member of the Lebanese parliament, dozens of rockets were probably launched from Palestinian camps. In response, the IDF attacked Hamas targets in Lebanon. The Al-Jazeera TV channel reported that explosions were heard in the area of the city of Tyre. According to preliminary data, the neighborhood of the Al-Rashidiya camp for Palestinian refugees, located near the city, was shelled.