IDF strikes anti-aircraft missile launcher in northern Gaza

The Israeli military says a manned aircraft struck a launcher for anti-aircraft missiles from which such projectiles were launched earlier at Israeli planes and at Israeli territory.

“The IDF attacked tonight, using a remotely manned aircraft, a heavy launcher from which missiles were fired at IDF aircraft and Israeli territory,” the military says.

Earlier, Palestinian media reported that Hamas members launched anti-aircraft missiles at Israeli aircraft over the Gaza Strip amid Israeli airstrikes.

The shoulder-launched missiles are not thought to pose a threat to Israeli fighter jets, although they have set off incoming rocket siren alarms in southern Israel in the past.

The ongoing strikes are being conducted following recent rocket attacks from Gaza, as well as a rocket barrage from Lebanon, which has also been blamed on Hamas.

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