GAZA, Tuesday, August 25, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli warplanes and artillery struck late last night two sites to the east of Rafah, south of the besieged Gaza Strip, according to WAFA correspondent.
He said that an Israeli warplane fired at least one missile toward a site to the east of the city, destroying it in total and setting it on fire while causing damage to nearby houses but no injuries.
He added that Israeli artillery fired two shells towards a plot of farmland close to Sufa border crossing, northeast of the city, causing material damage but no human casualties.
The latest attacks follow over two weeks of heightened tension, during which Israel closed Karem Abu Salem, the only commercial crossing with the Strip, shut down the coastal fishing zone, and halted the supply of fuel, forcing Gaza’s sole power plant to stop operating.
Israel claims the attacks and other punitive measures came in retaliation for the flying of incendiary balloons from Gaza into bordering Israeli sites.