Israel hits more than 300 Hamas targets in Gaza: army
Published on Jul 10, 2014 9:19 AM
JERUSALEM (AFP) - The Israeli air force hit more than 300 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight in response to rocket fire from the besieged Palestinian territory, an army spokesman said on Thursday.
“We aimed at 322 targets in Gaza overnight, taking to 750 the total number of Hamas targets hit by the army since the start (on Tuesday) of Operation Protective Edge,” Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner told journalists in a telephone conference.
Among the targets hit were rocket-launching sites of Hamas’s armed wing the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, as well as tunnels used by the group and Hamas command posts, Lerner said.
He warned that a ground assault was still being considered.
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