|Israel launches 12 overnight air raids on Gaza Strip||
Israeli air raids hit the Gaza Strip 12 times overnight, wounding two people after rockets fired from the Gaza Strip on Saturday hit an industrial zone in in southern Occupied Palestine, setting a building on fire but without causing casualties, police said.
The strikes late on Saturday and early on Sunday targeted sites across the coastal enclave, slightly wounding two people and damaging property in Gaza City, an interior ministry spokesman in Gaza said, according to AFP.
"There were a total of 12 strikes in two stages," an Israeli army spokesman said.
The privately run Israeli Channel 10 television station said the building was a paint factory and that one employee was slightly injured and taken to hospital.
Four other rockets landed in the fields without causing any damage, an army spokesman said.
On Friday, two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were killed in an Israeli air raid. More air raids took place overnight Friday.
Of four early morning strikes on Gaza, two targeted alleged "sites of terrorist activities" and the others hit arms depots and production facilities, a military spokesman said.
Palestinian medics said the air raids that killed the two men struck near the home of Ismail Haniyeh, the former Hamas premier who stepped down on June 2 when Gaza and the West Bank set up a unity government.
Israel has put Palestinians under intense pressure since the June 12 disappearance of three Israeli teenagers it claims were kidnapped in the West Bank by members of Hamas. Hamas has rejected these accusations, and Israel has yet to show evidence behind its accusations.
At least seven Palestinians have died in the Israeli security crackdown on the West Bank, and hundreds have been arrested.
Troops have also raided some 2,100 buildings in the West Bank, a military spokesman said.
Lieberman calls for reoccupation of Gaza
Meanwhile, Zionist regime’s foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman called for reoccupation of the besieged Gaza Strip as Israeli military forces are gearing up for a possible major offensive on the coastal enclave.
The Israeli radio quoted Lieberman as saying on Sunday that it is time for Tel Aviv to decide about fully conquering the coastal region.
His comments come amid reports that the Israeli regime’s military is preparing for an all-out war on the impoverished territory.
According to some intelligence sources, Israeli armored brigades have been instructed to get ready to join the army’s Gaza Division.
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