Israeli jets hit Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket strike

Kristopher Drake
August 10, 2017

Earlier it was reported that Israeli tanks attacked positions of Palestinian militants in the Gaza strip in response to rocket fire.

In a statement, the Israeli army said that the attacks came in response to a homemade shell which was sacked from Gaza into the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, during late night hours, but landed in an open area, causing no damage or injuries.

According to the Israeli military, no one was hurt.

A spokesman for the Hof Ashkelon regional council said that sirens were also sounded in the nearby towns of Zikim and Carmia.

"Some time ago a shell hit an open area in the district (city ed.) Ashkelon".

Earlier on Tuesday night, Israeli media said that a rocket was sacked from the Gaza Strip.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Israel, however, has blamed the islamist Hamas movement, which controls the palestinian enclave, and bombard usually the bases of its military wing in retaliation.

The emergency director at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, Ayman al Sahbani, said that three of the injured were discharged after undergoing treatment. Even though no group claimed responsibility for the rocket, Israel held Hamas responsible for the attack.

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