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Israeli warplanes pound Gaza again

Zionist regime’s warplanes have conducted new airstrikes against targets across the besieged Gaza Strip with local Palestinian media reports saying a drone and military jets were involved in the air raid.

According to Press TV, several locations were targeted in Khan Yunis in the south of Gaza on Monday afternoon.

Israeli warplanes fired at least three missiles at a site belonging to the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the resistance movement Islamic Jihad.

Separately, Israeli artillery shelled a post east of the Bureij Refugee Camp, which is located near the Gaza border with the Occupied Territories.

The new round of attacks came shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chaired a security meeting in Tel Aviv.

Hours before the latest airstrike, Israeli jets bombed several locations west of Khan Yunis and in the Rafah area in southern Gaza.

Israeli media earlier reported up to three rounds of retaliatory rocket attacks by Palestinians targeting localities and cities close to the strip, notably Ashkelon and Sderot.

According to a statement published by the Islamic Jihad on Sunday, the rocket strikes were in response to the murder of Islamic Jihad member Mohammed al-Naem, 27, who was shot and martyred by Israeli forces along the fence east of Khan Yunis earlier in the day.

Viral images from the incident showed an Israeli bulldozer speeding toward the scene and preventing other Palestinians from retrieving Naem’s body before crushing the corpse and taking it away.