Israel strikes Hamas targets following Gaza rocket attack

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
June 27, 2017 03:18

According to the IDF, two military facilities belonging to Hamas were targeted in the north and south of the Gaza Strip.




IDF drill

IAF war drill. (photo credit:IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)

The Israeli Air Force targeted Hamas infrastructure in the Gaza Strip on Monday night following an earlier rocket attack from the Hamas-controlled territory, according to a statement released by the IDF.

According to the statement, the airstrikes targeted two military facilities belonging to Hamas in the north and south of the Gaza Strip.

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As Hamas controls the Gaza Strip, it is considered responsible for all attempts in Gaza that seek to harm Israel, reads the statement.


Earlier on Monday, Islamic State-affiliated group Ahfad al-Sahaba claimed responsibility for the firing of a rocket.


The group claimed responsibility via a statement that was shared through Israeli media. This is not the first time that the group, which has sworn allegiance to Islamic State, has claimed responsibility for a rocket attack.

The projectile landed in an open area near the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council in southern Israel, the IDF said.

No injuries and no damage were reported. A red siren alert was not activated as it was detected early on that the projectile was aimed at an open area.

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