Israel hits Gaza with air strikes as tensions escalate

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A blast could be heard in Gaza City on Friday where smoke poured out of the seventh floor of a tall building.

Published On 5 Aug 2022

Israel says it is attacking Gaza with warplanes and declared a “special situation” on the home front after days of tensions with the Palestinians.

The friction follows the arrest of a senior Palestinian leader in the occupied West Bank.

A blast could be heard in Gaza City on Friday, where smoke poured out of the seventh floor of a tall building.

“The IDF [Israel Defense Force] is currently striking in the Gaza Strip. A special situation has been declared on the Israeli home front,” the military said in a statement. It said further details would follow.

Israel closed roads around Gaza earlier this week and sent reinforcements to the border as it braced for a response after the arrest of a senior member of the Islamic Jihad group in the occupied West Bank on Monday.

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