TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Israeli warplanes bombed two Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip late on Saturday, causing no casualties, according to local sources.
One of the targeted sites affiliated with the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the resistance movement, is in the southern Gaza Strip.
Israeli aircraft targeted another Hamas site in the west of Khan Younis city in the southern Gaza Strip, Anadolu news agency reported.
The Israeli military confirmed the attacks in a statement in which it claimed they were carried out in retaliation to Palestinian's repeated attempts to cross and damage security fences and infrastructure during protests.
Tensions have been running high along the Gaza fence since March 30, which marked the start of a series of protests, dubbed “The Great March of Return,” demanding the right to return for Palestinians driven out of their homeland.
The Gaza clashes reached their peak on May 14, the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe), which coincided this year with the US embassy relocation from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem (Quds).
At least 65 Palestinians were killed and more than 2,700 others wounded as the Israeli forces used snipers, airstrikes, tank fire and tear gas to target the Gaza demonstrators on May 14.
At least 116 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip since the protests broke out.
The Israeli military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip, with civilians being the main target of such attacks.