AL-QUDS (Dispatches) – The Zionist regime’s military on Saturday conducted a series of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip for the second consecutive night.
The regime claimed the strikes were in response to attacks launched from the besieged territory on the occupied lands. It also claimed the projectile set off rocket sirens in Sderot, Ibim and Nir Am in southern parts of the occupied territory.
No group in Gaza took responsibility for the attack.
Arabic-language Palestinian Wafa news agency, citing local sources, reported that at least two civilians sustained injuries as the regime’s warplanes struck a number of sites and agricultural lands in different areas of the Gaza Strip, and caused damage to houses and private properties.
The sources said the F-16 jets fired three missiles at a site west of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, which destroyed the building and set fire to it. Two people sustained injuries as a result.
Another site and agricultural lands in regions between Rafah and Khan Yunis city were also struck.
The warplanes also bombed a site east of al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, destroying it and damaging homes and properties of neighboring citizens.
The regime’s military aircraft also bombed a site southwest of Gaza City with at least two missiles, causing damage to the homes of local citizens.
The Zionist regime every so often launches strikes against the blockaded enclave, accusing the resistance groups there of launching rockets.
Gaza has been under a land, air and sea blockade by the Zionist regime since June 2007. The crippling siege has caused a decline in the standard of living as well as unprecedented levels of unemployment and unrelenting poverty in the Gaza Strip.
Since 2008, the regime has waged three wars against Gaza, where two million Palestinians live under blockade. Thousands of Gazans have been killed in each of the deadly wars.
‘Enemy of Islam’
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blasted the Zionist regime on Friday, saying that he knew well how the regime is "an enemy of Islam”, over the airstrikes on targets in Gaza.
Speaking to reporters following Friday prayers, Erdogan said the regime’s operation was "a very clear indication about Israel’s attitude towards Muslims.”
"We know Israel is an enemy of Islam. Unfortunately, Israel does not change these habits,” Erdogan said. "We want all of humanity to follow closely Israel’s hostility against Islam and evaluate (the situation). Surely, as long as Israel maintains this attitude, it is impossible for bilateral relations to reach a level we would like.”
The Turkish Foreign Ministry also issued a statement on "Israel’s attacks on Gaza” and said, "Last night’s air strikes conducted on Gaza by Israeli combat aircraft constitute the latest example of the policies of aggression of the Israeli regime.”