Israeli army says strikes Islamic Jihad sites in Gaza
Publish- February 24, 2020, 10:59 AM
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Update- February 24, 2020, 11:03 AM
In this frame grab from video, an Israeli military vehicle removes the body of a Palestinian after he was shot and killed by soldiers, along the Gaza-Israel border, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. The Israeli military said it shot two Palestinian militants trying to place an explosive device along the border with Gaza, and Palestinian official said one of them was killed. The Hamas militant group accused Israel of abusing the corpse. The incident comes amid a relative lull along the security fence separating Israel from Gaza. (AP Photo)
Israeli military said it was carrying out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Sunday night, hours after Islamic Jihad fired barrages of rockets toward southern Israel.
A military spokesperson said the strikes targeted Islamic Jihad sites.
There were no immediate reports of casualties.
At least 23 rockets were fired on Sunday, with Islamic Jihad saying the fire was a retaliation for the killing of a senior member of the Islamist group.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened security consulting with Israel's top defense officials in the defense ministry in Tel Aviv to discuss possible retaliation to the rockets.