Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rockets Jan 19, 2021 0 930 12345 Tel Aviv/Gaza City: Israeli fighter jets struck military targets belonging to the radical Islamist Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip on Monday morning, in response to two rockets fired out of the enclave, the army said in a statement.The army said the targets included tunnel digging sites.Hamas military sources said severe destruction was caused to two military facilities east of the cities of Rafah and Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, but no injuries were reported. The rockets fired earlier from Gaza towards the coast near the Israeli city of Ashdod caused no injuries. “The IDF (Israel Defence Forces) views any terror activity against Israel with great severity and is ready to continue operating as necessary against attempts to harm Israeli civilians or sovereignty,” the army said. (dpa)Despite a Qatari-brokered truce between Hamas and Israel in August, there have been several flare-ups of violence in recent months.Israel, the United States and the European Union list Hamas as a terrorist organization.Hamas controls the Gaza Strip, where some 2 million Palestinians live in crowded, impoverished conditions.Israel has enforced a blockade on the Strip since 2007, joined later by Egypt. Both argue that the limits on imports is for security reasons. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES India officials deny claims hospital staff died from vaccine Jan 19, 2021 0 456 Tunisia arrests 632 people, army deployed amid violent protests Jan 19, 2021 0 326 Indonesia quake death toll rises to 84 Jan 19, 2021 0 293 At least 83 killed during clashes in Sudan’s western Darfur region dpa Khartoum At least 83 people were killed and 160 others injured when various ethnic groups clashed in Sudan’s West Darfur State, a local doctors’ association said. The fighting took place at a displaced person’s camp .. 10 Afghanistan soldiers killed in Taliban attack dpa Kabul Ten members of the Afghan army were killed in a Taliban attack in the country’s northern Baghlan province, officials said on Monday. The militants attacked a military base on the Baghlan-Samangan highway .. Afghanistan launches first polio vaccination drive of 2021 Kabul: Afghanistan launched a nationwide campaign on Monday to give polio vaccination does to 9.9 million children under the age of five, the Public Health Ministry announced. Around 65,000 health workers are assigned .. China willing to share new moon samples ... after laying down rules Beijing: The first rocks brought back to Earth from the moon in decades will be shared with researchers in other countries, provided diplomats can abide by China’s rules for the process of lending and returning the .. Stranded Indian sailors leave China coast after 7 months dpa New Delhi A group of Indian sailors stranded off the Chinese coast for seven months, caught up in a trade dispute between China and Australia, have been allowed to leave for Japan, union officials said on Monday. The ..