The Israeli military has just announced that it struck a weapons manufacturing site in the Gaza Strip today. The attack is reportedly in response to a missile strike that was intercepted by the IDF allegedly launched by Hamas, the militant political organization leading Palestine’s battle against Israel’s oppression.
“Israel launched a strike in the Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Tuesday. The IDF said the military had attacked a weapons manufacturing site in response to an attempted attack the day before. On Monday, they had intercepted a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel. Israel sees Hamas, the militant Palestinian organization and political powerhouse in Gaza, as responsible for any missile launches in the area. A Hamas spokesperson said the attempted strike had “failed.” The facility was empty and no one was injured, he said. He also spoke of a “failed attempt to stop the Palestinian people from resisting the occupation.” Tensions are heightened after violence broke out at the Al-Aqsa Mosque holy site in Jerusalem over the weekend. The site, also known as Temple Mount, is administered by Muslim authorities under Israeli security. Palestinians have accused Israel of trying to expand rights for observant Jews to the detriment of Muslims within the compound.”