TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Israeli warplanes launched new attacks against the Hamas resistance movement in the besieged Gaza Strip for a second time on Saturday, injuring three people.

Three Palestinians were injured as Israeli forces carried out airstrikes against an area on the border between Egypt's troubled Sinai Peninsula and the besieged Gaza Strip.

Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported that the injured were transferred to the Abu Youssef al-Najjar Hospital for treatment.

Israeli warplanes fired three missiles at the Salah al-Din site in the central Gaza Strip.

Airstrikes also targeted a Hamas site in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip.

Israeli planes further carried out an airstrike targeting an empty area east of Gaza City.

Local sources told Ma'an that explosions were heard in various areas of the Gaza Strip as Israeli drones flew above.

Early on Saturday, Israeli warplanes had carried out a number of airstrikes against the southern part of the Gaza Strip, with no reports of casualties or damage available.

The Israeli military alleged in a statement that the aerial bombardment was in retaliation for a barrage of at least 17 rockets or mortars launched by Hamas into the occupied Palestinian territories.