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22 Oct 2020 | 11:31 PM UTC

Israel/Palestinian Terr.: IDF conducts retaliatory strikes against Hamas targets in Gaza October 22

Israel News Alert

IDF conducts airstrikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire towards southern Israel on October 22; further clashes possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/22/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/24/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tel_Aviv). COUNTRY/REGION Palestinian Territories, West Bank, Palestinian Territories

Event

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) carried out several airstrikes against Hamas targets near Rafah and Khan Yunis (Gaza Strip) on Thursday evening, October 22. The strikes were reportedly in retaliation for a rocket launched into southern Israel from the territory earlier in the day. 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. 

Advice

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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