Israeli forces shell northern Gaza

Palestinian children stand in the rubble left after an Israeli strike on a house in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Efforts to end a week-old convulsion of Israeli-Palestinian violence drew in the world’s top diplomats on Tuesday, with President Barack Obama dispatching his secretary of state to the region on an emergency mission and the U.N. chief appealing from Cairo for an immediate cease-fire. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Israeli forces shelled the northern Gaza Strip early Tuesday after allegedly coming under fire from the blockaded Palestinian territory.

The Israeli military said in a statement its forces came under fire across the border with the Gaza Strip.

“In response, the IDF [army] targeted two Hamas posts,” the statement said.

According to Palestinian eyewitnesses, five shots fired by Israeli tanks along the border struck two Hamas buildings in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip.

No injuries were reported.

In late 2014, Israel launched a 51-day onslaught on the seaside territory on claims of undermining the capability of Palestinian factions to fire rockets into Israel.

At least 2,322 Palestinians were killed and around 11,000 injured, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Author: Ola Atallah

Source: Anadolu

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