Israeli jets attack Gaza, after renewed war rhetoric


Israeli fighter jets have attacked central and eastern Gaza Strip following Tel Aviv’s threats of a fresh round of strikes on the blockaded sliver.

The Sunday raids targeted al-Maghazi near the Gaza City and al-Qarara in the town of Khan Younis.

The locals reported an increase in Israeli military presence in the coastal sliver over the past two weeks, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported.

Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said Friday that a military operation was brewing in response to alleged rocket attacks from Gaza.

The enclave is yet to recover from the aftermath of Israel’s December 2008-January 2009 artillery, aerial and naval bombardments which left more than 1,400 Gazans dead and inflicted a damage of more than USD 1.6 billion on its economy.

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