“Earlier this evening, in response to the IED [improvised explosive device] that wounded four IDF soldiers near the Souhern Gaza Strip, IAF fighter jets struck eight more Hamas military targets near Deir al-Balah, including weapons manufacturing infrastructure. In total, 18 Hamas military objectives were targeted tonight,” the IDF spokesperson wrote on Twitter.
Israeli forces hit ten additional Hamas terror targets in the Gaza Strip following an IED attack that wounded four IDF soldiers as well as rocket fire from Gaza into Israel, bringing the total number of Hamas facilities hit over the past 24 hours to eighteen. pic.twitter.com/myu23hkSfn— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) 18 февраля 2018 г.
The Israeli forces’ tank has also targeted two of the Hamas’ observation posts, the spokesperson added.
The incident is part of the ongoing escalation of tensions between Israel and Palestine caused by the recent decision of the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
#Israeli occupation forces bombing locations across #Gaza.— Noor (@no20ke2) 17 февраля 2018 г.
Gaza lives terrified every day and every night because of the occupation, it’s a physical and psychological attack against civilians, and a shame for those who keep silent about these abuses.#GazaUnderAttack #SaveGaza pic.twitter.com/RbtVYNcjFr