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IDF strikes Gaza in response to rocket fire on Lachish

ByJPOST.COM STAFF,
August 4, 2011 23:04

Palestinian reportedly injured in IAF strike on eastern Gaza; no injuries or damages reported in rocket attack on Lachish Regional Council.

Smoke trails after rockets are fired in Gaza

Smoke trails from rockets being fired in Gaza 311 (R). (photo credit:Yannis Behrakis / Reuters)

The IDF Spokesman on Thursday confirmed that the IAF launched an airstrike on the Gaza Strip earlier in the night in retaliation for a rocket fired from Gaza that exploded in the Lachish area.

A direct hit was identified.



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The Palestinian news agency WAFA reported that a Palestinian was injured in the IAF airstrike in eastern of Gaza.

Medical sources quoted by WAFA said the Palestinian man was lightly-to-moderately injured.

Sources in Gaza also reportedly said the targeted area suffered some damage and that Israel planes were hovering over the Strip.

Earlier police believed that a rocket that was fired from Gaza into southern Israel landed in the Lachish area.

A police bomb squad was searching for the location of impact.

Air raid sirens in local regional councils were heard before the rocket landed and residents fled for cover.

No injuries or damages were reported.

Earlier this week, the IDF spokesman confirmed that the air force attacked several targets in Gaza overnight, including a smuggling tunnel in the southern Strip and a terrorist center in the north.

The attack was in response to a Kassam rocket fired at southern Israel from Gaza on Monday night.
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