GAZA (Dispatches) – The Zionist regime’s aircraft struck in Gaza on Wednesday hours after retaliatory rockets from the Palestinian enclave triggered sirens that forced Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off the stage at an election rally in the occupied territories.
The occupying regime’s military said 15 targets were hit, including a weapons manufacturing facility, a naval compound used by resistance fighters and tunnels belonging to Hamas resistance movement, the dominant armed force in Gaza.
Arabic-language Palestine al-Yawm news agency reported that the regime’s warplanes bombarded a position of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement in Deir al-Balah, located over 14 kilometers south of Gaza City, early on Wednesday.
The Israeli jets carried out four airstrikes against the site and targeted an abandoned building in the al-Hikr district of the central Gaza Strip city.
In the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Lahia, the regime’s warplanes launched four rockets at a position of the resistance groups.
There were no immediate reports of possible casualties and the extent of damage caused.
Hours earlier, bodyguards rushed Netanyahu to shelter in the southern city of Ashdod when the sirens sounded during a Tuesday evening rally, a week ahead of a general election.
The spectacle of the prime minister being forced off the podium added fuel to accusations by political opponents that he has not done enough to halt the frequent retaliatory rocket strikes against the occupied territories.
In an extraordinary scene captured on video from the event, the Zionist prime minister can be seen being whisked away from the stage by a gaggle of security guards.
"Leave quietly,” Netanyahu told the crowd before walking off the stage.
The regime’s military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip, with civilians being the main target of such attacks.
Israel has also launched several wars on the Palestinian coastal sliver, the last of which began in early July 2014. The military aggression, which ended on August 26, 2014, killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians. Over 11,100 others were also wounded in the war.
The Gaza Strip has been under a siege by the Zionist regime since June 2007. The blockade has caused a decline in the standards of living as well as unprecedented levels of unemployment and unrelenting poverty.
Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Center) is taken off stage during a campaign event in Ashdod due to rockets fired from the besieged Gaza Strip on September 10, 2019.