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Israeli jets stage mock raid over Gaza

Israeli warplanes have violated the Gaza Strip’s airspace, staging a mock raid over the besieged Palestinian territory, reports say.

The fighter jets broke the sound barrier over Gaza and caused sonic booms as they flew over the tiny coastal silver, a Press TV correspondent reported on Wednesday.

Israeli warplanes frequently violate Gaza’s airspace and bomb the coastal strip. The attacks mostly target Gaza’s cross-border tunnels — also known as Gaza’s feeding tubes — along Rafah, used to import vital supplies into the besieged enclave from Egypt.

Many Palestinians have been killed and wounded in Israeli air strikes.

The crippling land, sea, and air blockade of the Gaza Strip imposed by Israel and Egypt since June 2007, when Palestinian resistance movement Hamas took control of the enclave, has made the Gaza’s 1.5 million inhabitants to heavily rely on the perilous tunnels as the sole means of obtaining essential supplies such as food and medicines.

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