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20 Oct 2020 | 08:49 PM UTC

Israel/Palestinian Terr.: IDF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza on October 20

Israel News Alert

IDF conducts retaliatory airstrikes against Hamas underground structures in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket attack towards southern Israel on October 20; further clashes possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/20/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/22/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jerusalem). COUNTRY/REGION West Bank, Palestinian Territories, Palestinian Territories


The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) carried out several airstrikes against Hamas underground structures in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday evening, October 20. The strikes were reportedly in retaliation to a rocket launched into southern Israel from the territory, and targeted areas surrounding Khan Yunis and Rafah. No injuries were immediately reported in Israel or Gaza.

Continued attacks on Israeli border communities are possible in the near term, as well as Israeli retaliatory airstrikes. Further escalation of the situation cannot be ruled out.


Those in the Gaza Strip and areas of Israel bordering the territory are advised to monitor developments and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments. Some Western governments advise their citizens against all travel to the Gaza Strip.


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