Israeli air strikes target Hamas sites in Gaza

GAZA Thu Sep 9, 2010 5:35pm EDT

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GAZA (Reuters) - Israel carried out air strikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip Thursday, the Islamist group and Palestinian witnesses said.

They said a Hamas security compound in Gaza City, a Hamas training camps in the north of the coastal territory, a smuggling tunnel in the south along the border with Egypt were hit by the Israeli aircraft. No injuries were reported.

The Israeli military said it targeted a smuggling tunnel in the south and a site used by militants in the north of Gaza after a rocket and a mortar bomb were fired from the territory into Israel.

Israel frequently responds to rocket attacks from Gaza with air strikes. It holds Hamas responsible for attacks from the Palestinian enclave, which is controlled by the Islamist group.

Palestinians have dug a network of tunnels under the border with Egypt to circumvent an Israeli blockade on their territory.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Writing by Joseph Nasr, Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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Comments (3)
brian-decree wrote:
On what planet is this journalism??
Did anyone bother asking the side that was bombed what happened?
The democratically elected government Hamas.
Israeli military media should not even be considered as a semi-reliable source of information…

Sep 09, 2010 7:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
amandarogers wrote:
Very sad to see that our tax dollars are going to them for this purpose. All they ever want to do is kill more innocents for the glory of Israel.

Sep 09, 2010 9:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
USAalltheway wrote:
The charter of Hamas calls for the destruction of Israel. Hamas praised the killing of Israeli children and women and people have the nerve to blame Israel. Amazing!!!

Sep 09, 2010 12:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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