GAZA STRIP (Dispatches) –
Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has engaged its air defense systems to retaliate airstrikes launched by the Zionist regime across the Gaza Strip.
The Zionist regime targeted several areas in the blockaded territory early Tuesday, with the southern city of Khan Yunis reportedly taking the brunt of the aggression.
The aggression was the second of its type to target the enclave this week.
Khan Yunis also reportedly came under fire by the regime’s gunboats patrolling the waters off the coastal territory.
Al-Masirah television network reported the regime’s aircraft also hit an area lying between Khan Yunis and Gaza’s Rafah border crossing.
The Palestinian Shehab news agency identified some other targets as agricultural farms located near the Hay al-Zeytoun area in eastern Gaza.
It said the aerial attacks also struck a target near the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza.
Earlier in the week, the regime’s aircraft launched similar heavy attacks against several targets throughout the Palestinian territory, citing reported affliction of injury on a Zionist trooper near Gaza.
Tel Aviv’s indiscriminate raids come while Gaza’s resistance groups have warned it strongly against its tempting another full-scale defensive operation.
The last such operation, called Sword of al-Quds, saw the groups rain down around 4,000 rockets on the occupied territories.
Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza have also pledged to continue protests to pressure the Zionist regime to remove its blockade and to allow for the reconstruction of Gaza following the recent 11-day assault by the occupying regime on the coastal enclave.
The factions, led by Hamas, held a news conference on Sunday afternoon in the east of Gaza, where protests took place on Saturday in which dozens of Palestinian protesters were wounded by the regime’s live fire.
In a joint statement released after the news conference, the groups – which also included Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), as well as other smaller factions – stated that “the Israeli occupation must bear the responsibility for its obstruction of the reconstruction of Gaza, and for the blockade”.