At least two Palestinians have been injured after Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) carried out airstrikes in blockaded Gaza Strip, health sources said on Saturday.
According to a health official, two Palestinians were injured when the Israeli army conducted a strike at the al Bureij refugee camp.
The Israeli army said in a statement it hit two alleged observation positions belonging to the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas.
“Fire balloons” had been prepared at one of the positions which had been hit, the statement added.
Israeli media reported that a number of fires erupted in the region after Palestinian protesters sent “fire balloons” containing flammable material to the Israeli settlements.
Since 2007, the Gaza Strip has groaned under a crippling Israeli/Egyptian blockade that has largely destroyed the enclave’s economy and deprived its roughly two million inhabitants of basic commodities.
Earlier this week, UN General Assembly approved a resolution that urges protection for Palestinians.The resolution blamed Israel for the recent deaths of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and urged the international community to consider protection for Palestinian civilians.