The army and Palestinian security sources on August 22, confirmed that Israeli tanks shelled military positions of Gaza’s ruling Hamas movement. The move comes hours after a rocket was launched at southern Israel.
In response to the massive fire, the Israeli “tanks targeted Hamas military posts in the southern Gaza Strip” read a statement by the military. There have been no reports of injuries on either side, confirmed an Israeli military spokeswoman.
It must be noted that in retaliation for the launch of balloons fitted with fire bombs, or, less frequently, rockets, Israel, since August 6, has bombed Gaza almost every day. A Palestinian official said, “The Egyptians, the Qataris and (U.N. Middle East envoy) Nickolay Mladenov have stepped up their efforts in order to restore calm, but calm can only come if Israel agrees to demands presented by Hamas and other factions.”