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  • An explosion is seen during an Israeli air strike on Hamas's television station, in Gaza City, November 12, 2018.

    An explosion is seen during an Israeli air strike on Hamas's television station, in Gaza City, November 12, 2018. | Photo: Reuters

Published 7 January 2019

Israelis also raided two Hamas camps, one in the east of Khan Younis, and the other east of Gaza City.

Israeli warplanes made several air strikes on targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Monday. No injuries were reported but there was heavy damage to property.

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According to the Wafa News Agency, two warplanes fired missiles norwest of Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza. The targeted structure was completely destroyed and homes were damaged.

Hours before, other Israeli air raids caused damage to other areas in Gaza, for Israel says is in response to a rocket being fired over the border near Ashkelon in southern Israel using “several balloons on a model plane,” which was intercepted and caused no damage or casualties.

Israelis also raided two Hamas camps, one in the east of Khan Younis, and the other east of Gaza City.

Gaza has been under Israeli blockade since 2007, putting the region’s population of more than two million Palestinians into a humanitarian crisis due to the lack of medicine, food, clean water, freedom of movement, and other basic civil rights.

There was recently a deal made with the Qatari government to provide some relief efforts, which has brought tension in the area down from the months earlier since March 2018 where 240 Palestinians have been killed as they demonstrated during their Great March of Return every Friday at the border aimed at returning Palestinians to land from which there were evicted since the main conflict began in 1967.

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