The Israeli army strikes a military site in the Gaza Strip

Israeli army hits military site in Gaza Strip

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The Israeli army struck a Hamas position in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after a shot came from the Palestinian enclave under the control of the Islamist movement, it said. 

“Following the firing of a bullet from the Gaza Strip into Israel, the army is shelling a Hamas military position in the northern Gaza Strip,” the army said in a statement.

The bullet fired from Gaza hit an “industrial building” in the Israeli town of Netiv Haasara, adjacent to the Palestinian enclave under Israeli blockade for 15 years, the army said, without specifying the extent of the damage.

A witness told AFP that he saw a Hamas site being targeted by several strikes in Beit Hanoun, in the north of Gaza, a micro-territory of 2.3 million inhabitants.

On Saturday, the Israeli army shelled Hamas positions after firing four rockets at the Jewish state. 

According to Palestinian sources, the strikes damaged houses without causing any casualties.< /p>

One of the four rockets was intercepted by the Israeli anti-missile shield and the other three fell in fields, according to the Israeli army.

The rocket fire occurred the day after the visit of US President Joe Biden to the West Bank, a Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967.

He had met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem as part of his tour of the Middle East, who also into Israel.

“We will respond quickly, forcefully and without hesitation” to any fire from Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said on Sunday.

Israel and the Hamas, in power in the Gaza Strip since 2007, have waged several wars res, the latest of which is May 2021.