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    On Sunday, Israeli Air Force F-15 fighters zipped over Saida, the third-largest city in Lebanon, while breaking the sound barrier. The sonic boom created by the fast, low-flying Israeli warplanes caused the foundations of buildings to shake and broke windows, Lebanese security officials told Reuters.  Beirut is in the process of writing a complaint to the UN Security Council for “causing material, moral and sovereign damage,” Gebran Bassil, the Lebanese Foreign Minister said via Twitter Sunday. The Lebanese Prime Minister’s office, meanwhile, accused Tel Aviv of “planting spy devices on Lebanese land,” according to a statement.  While it’s not unusual for IAF planes to enter Lebanese skies, what made the most recent fly-over unique was how low the jets flew.  On September 4, Israeli Defense Forces initiated a 10-day military training drill to prepare for a  potential war with Hezbollah, a Shi’ite Islamist paramilitary and political group in Lebanon. The drills are IDF’s largest war simulation exercise in almost 20 years.   During the first week of May Israeli jets carried out airstrikes on Hezbollah forces, Sputnik reported, leading analysts to believe the IDF might open up a larger offensive.

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    The Israel Defense Force (IDF) announced new airstrikes on Gaza early Friday morning, saying they were "attacking terrorist targets" in the territory.

    "We are currently striking Islamic Jihad terror targets in Gaza," the IDF tweeted. "This comes after rockets were indiscriminately fired from Gaza at Israeli civilians today." In a previous tweet two hours prior, they noted two rockets fired into southern Israel from Gaza were intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system.

    Reports from inside the Gaza Strip said Gaza city and Hattin, west of Khan Younis, had been hit by IDF attacks. Others reported airstrikes near Rafah, in the south of the territory.

    Explosions and the roar of IAF jet engines, as well as the whine of drone motors, were recorded by observers in the early morning hours.

    Gazan journalist Muhammad Smiry​ reported at least two injuries resulting from the attacks.

    ​Meanwhile, several trucks carrying IDF armored vehicles were recorded rolling down an Israeli highway Friday morning in the direction of the Gaza border.

    ​The exchange of fire comes just hours after Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the IDF reached a fragile truce, with IDF reporting rocket fire from Gaza hours after that. At least 34 Gazans have been killed by IDF airstrikes in recent days.

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