Israel Targeted Hamas ‘Metro’ Network With 100 Bombs In Response To Rocket Strike On Tel Aviv (Videos, Photos)

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Israel Targeted Hamas ‘Metro’ Network With 100 Bombs In Response To Rocket Strike On Tel Aviv (Videos, Photos)

Illustrative photo of an Israeli F-15 Eagle fighter jet (Edi Israel/Flash90/File)

On May 16, the Israeli Air Force bombed the Hamas Movement’s “Metro” tunnel network in the Gaza Strip in response to a large rocket strike on Tel Aviv.

Hamas military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, launched dozens of rockets at Tel Aviv and its outskirts right after midnight. The attack marked the end of a temporary halt of rocket attacks that was announced by the group just two hours earlier.

Most of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dom system. Nevertheless, several impacts were reported. The attack resulted in no fatalities.

Israeli warplanes responded by attacking the co-called Hamas “Metro,” a network of tunnels and underground facilities which were dug by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades beneath Gaza. The underground network was allegedly targeted with 100 guided munitions.

Israeli airstrikes also targeted:

  • The residence of Yahya Sinwar, Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau;
  • The residence of Muhammad Sinwar, Head of Logistics and Manpower for Hamas;
  • The offices of Samah Sarag, Head of Planning and Development of the Hamas Political Bureau;
  • The residence of Youssef Abel-Wahab, commander of the Hamas Zeitoun Battalion;
  • The residence of Ahmad Abd El Aal, a senior Hamas Military Intelligence official;
  • The residence of the commander of the Hamas Jabalia Battalion.

Furthermore, the Israeli military claimed that more than 40 rocket launch sites in the Gaza Strip were struck in the last 24 hours.

Since the outbreak of the battle in Gaza, Israeli strikes have claimed the lives of 202 Palestinians, including 53 children and 31 women. More than 5,500 other people were injured, according to the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza.

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