Gaza rockets, Israeli air strikes accompany Israel-Gulf pacts

Jerusalem/Gaza, September 16

Militants in Gaza fired rockets at Israel and Israeli plane hit targets within the Palestinian enclave in an explosive backdrop to the signing of pacts for formal ties between Israel and two Gulf Arab international locations.

The Israeli navy mentioned it launched about 10 air strikes in Hamas Islamist-run Gaza early on Wednesday and that 15 rockets had been fired from the territory at Israeli communities close to the border, the place sirens sounded earlier than daybreak.

On Tuesday, a rocket from Gaza struck the coastal Israeli metropolis of Ashdod, wounding two folks, concurrently Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed agreements on the White House to ascertain diplomatic relations.

Palestinians, who search an unbiased state within the occupied West Bank and Gaza, view the US-brokered offers as a betrayal of their trigger.

No casualties had been reported on both facet of the Israel-Gaza frontier. The navy mentioned eight of the rockets launched on Wednesday had been intercepted by its Iron Dome anti-missile system.

In an announcement, the navy mentioned targets in Gaza included a weapons and explosives manufacturing manufacturing unit and a compound utilized by Hamas for coaching and rocket experiments.

Without naming particular factions, the Islamic Jihad group in Gaza mentioned that in response to the air strikes, the “resistance” fired rocket salvoes at Israel. Reuters

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