BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 A.M.) – The Israeli Air Force resumed its bombing of the Gaza Strip in response to new shelling by the Palestinian forces , the army’s press service said.
The exchange of blows continues, despite the emergence of a number of media reports on the readiness of the parties to observe a ceasefire through the mediation of Egypt.
“The IDF is now operating in the Gaza Strip,” the army said.
This is the second time in the last 12 hours that Israel has launched airstrikes in the Gaza Strip.
During the first attack, the Israeli Air Force claimed that it attacked 35 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets.
According to the Israeli military’s reports, about 70 missiles and artillery shells were fired from the Gaza Strip at 20.00 Moscow time, some of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense installations.
Tuesday’s exchange of hostilities is the largest confrontation to take place between the Israeli and Palestinian forces in the last four years.