Israel launches retaliatory airstrikes on Hamas sites across Gaza Strip

DW – February 27, 2017

Israel’s military has launched a series of air attacks on Palestinian territory in retaliation for an earlier rocket attack. The violence has jogged memories of the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in 2014.

At least four people were wounded by Israel’s airstrikes, which targeted several militant sites across the Gaza Strip, officials said.

“Three bombs were dropped by the air force on a Hamas military base east of Nusseirat refugee camp,” south of Gaza city, a Palestinian security source said, in reference to the Islamist movement that runs the Gaza strip.

The planes also made two raids against Hamas lookout posts along the border with Israel, east of Khan Yunis, and on a base of Islamic Jihad’s military wing in the north of the strip, the source said.