GAZA, Monday, August 17, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli artillery today shelled two sites to the north and south of the Gaza Strip, WAFA correspondent said, causing heavy damage but no casualties.
Israeli artillery stationed to the east of Beit Hanon, north of the Gaza Strip, fired three shells at a site east of the city, causing damage to the site and nearby property but no injuries.
Moreover, Israeli artillery fired three more missiles at a site to the east of the city of Khan Younis, in the south of the Gaza Strip, completely destroying it. No casualties were reported, however.
Israel has recently escalated its punitive measures against the besieged Gaza Strip, including halting the supply of fuel and therefore forcing Gaza’s power plant to stop operating, and closing the sea to Gaza fishermen. It claims the measures came in retaliation for the flying of incendiary balloons from Gaza into bordering Israeli sites.