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10 Feb 2020 | 07:08 AM UTC

Israel/Palestinian Terr.: Additional strikes on Hamas targets confirmed February 10 /update 7

Israeli armed forces confirm additional strikes on Hamas targets February 10; further cross-border operations likely

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Event

On Monday, February 10, the Israeli army confirmed it has carried out additional strikes on Hamas targets in response to firing coming from the Gaza Strip. The targets included training bases and military infrastructure. According to initial reports, no casualties were reported as a result of the strikes.

Further cross-border fire is possible along the Israeli-Gazan border over the coming hours and days, including rockets fired by Palestinian militants toward and into Israel and retaliatory IDF strikes on the Gaza Strip.

Context

The attacks come after US President Donald Trump announced his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan on January 28. Hundreds of Palestinians participated in rallies to protest the plan in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank on January 28.

Advice

Individuals in Israel and the Palestinian Territories are advised to monitor developments to the situation and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments. Seek shelter immediately in the event of a rocket attack.

Some Western governments advise their citizens against all travel to the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and areas near the Israeli-Lebanese, Israeli-Syrian, and Israeli-Egyptian borders.