Hamas’s armed wing, the Qassam Brigades, says a number of captives have been “killed and injured” in Israeli air strikes.
In a statement, it said “barbaric strikes on parts of Gaza City” caused the deaths and injuries. It did not provide details.
There was no immediate comment by Israel.
The Qassam Brigades also said it launched a barrage of rockets towards Tel Aviv “in response to the massacres committed against civilians”.
Israel’s army said a “heavy barrage of rockets” was just launched at Tel Aviv and central Israel and sirens are sounding.
Earlier, the group said it destroyed nine Israeli army vehicles. Three were struck east of Khan Younis with 105 anti-tank weapons, and six were destroyed in the Sheikh Radwan and Zeitoun neighbourhoods in Gaza City, it added.
Source Aljazeerah English