Israel bombs Gaza City in 2nd day of strikes since breaking cease-fire – By Mark Osborne and Christine Theodorou (ABC News) / June 17 2021
The two sides agreed to a cease-fire that was approved on May 20.
Israel bombed Gaza for the second straight day Thursday as a cease-fire signed last month appeared to be falling apart between the two sides.
The Israeli government said it targeted Hamas sites in Gaza City and Khan Younis late Thursday. Explosions could be seen in the night sky from the jet strikes.
“Over the past day, arson balloons were launched from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory,” the IDF said in a statement. “In response, a short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck military compounds and a rocket launch site belonging to the Hamas terror organization in Gaza city and Khan Yunis.”
The IDF went on to say it was ready for a “resumption of hostilities” if the attacks from Gaza continued.