08:45 GMT30 July 2021
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    Multiple media reports said that the Israeli airstrikes against military sites in the Gaza Strip have not resulted in any casualties, but caused damage to buildings in the vicinity.

    The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said it conducted airstrikes targeting a "Hamas terrorist weapons manufacturing site" in Gaza on Thursday, noting that the attack was carried out in response to an earlier launch of explosive balloons into Israeli territory.

    "The attacked sites were used by Hamas for research and development of weapons", IDF said. "The attack was carried out in response to the inflating of incendiary balloons into Israeli territory."

    The IDF statement came after the Shehab news agency reported earlier that Israeli planes targeted the vicinity of the Netzarim area, south of Gaza City.

    The attacks did not result in casualties, but damaged buildings in the area, the report said.

    The Qassam Brigades site named "Badr" in Netzarim was reportedly attacked by a missile fired from a reconnaissance plane. Two missiles were later fired from a warplane, the Shehab agency reported.

    A video allegedly showing the IDF attacking the sites in Gaza emerged online.

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