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Tension flares as Israeli army strikes Gaza targets overnight

Israeli warplanes overnight Sunday struck a Palestinian resistance watchtower near Gaza’s destroyed airport, east of Rafah.

According to eye-witnesses, sounds of heavy explosions were detected as Israeli fighter jets targeted a resistance watchtower south of the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Israeli army spokesman said the strike targeted a Hamas reconnaissance site and came in response to rockets fired by Hamas toward western Negev on Friday.

On Friday morning, missiles were unleashed from Gaza toward Israeli settlements near Gaza’s border area. A rocket landed in Sha’ar HaNegev settlement council, resulting in material damage.