BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Israeli army announced on Sunday morning that its air force conducted airstrikes on sites in the Gaza Strip, which it said were in response to the launch of a missile towards the city of Ashkelon.
The army said in a statement, “Israeli aircraft raided several Hamas targets, hitting sites involved in increasing Hamas’ military strength, including two sites for the production of missile weapons, in addition to underground infrastructure and a training complex belonging to the Hamas naval force.”
On Saturday, the Israeli sounded warning sirens in the southern city of Ashkelon, while the local media reported hearing an explosion in the city.
“The sirens ahve been activated in Ashkelon, the details are under investigation,” the Israeli army said in a statement on its Twitter account.
The army added: “In the wake of the report on the activation of the warning, one launch was determined from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory.”