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State of Palestine: Flares, explosions light up Gaza following Israeli strikes00:54

State of Palestine: Flares, explosions light up Gaza following Israeli strikes

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Gaza Strip
October 27, 2018 at 13:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Flares and explosions could be seen in the Gaza Strip on Friday night as the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) launched airstrikes against alleged militant targets.

According to the IDF, the airstrikes were carried out against alleged Islamic Jihad weapons manufacturing facilities in northern Gaza.

A total of 80 strikes were carried out on targets in Gaza in retaliation to Palestinian rocket attacks on southern Israel, according to the country's military.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad meanwhile issued a statement saying it had launched the rocket attacks in response to the killing of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces during border protests on Friday.

No casualties were reported as part of the Israeli or Palestinian strikes.

State of Palestine: Flares, explosions light up Gaza following Israeli strikes00:54
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Flares and explosions could be seen in the Gaza Strip on Friday night as the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) launched airstrikes against alleged militant targets.

According to the IDF, the airstrikes were carried out against alleged Islamic Jihad weapons manufacturing facilities in northern Gaza.

A total of 80 strikes were carried out on targets in Gaza in retaliation to Palestinian rocket attacks on southern Israel, according to the country's military.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad meanwhile issued a statement saying it had launched the rocket attacks in response to the killing of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces during border protests on Friday.

No casualties were reported as part of the Israeli or Palestinian strikes.

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