No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but as de facto rulers of Gaza, Israel holds Hamas responsible for all rockets emanating from the territory.
In response, the Israeli Air Force said it targeted “two Hamas posts in the northern Gaza Strip”, which reportedly caused significant damage. Three people were treated for injuries following the air strikes.
Since Israel unilaterally withdrew its entire military and civilian population from the Gaza Strip in 2005, terrorists have since fired in excess of 10,000 rockets into Israel.
Hamas’s rockets are capable of reaching Jerusalem (55 miles from Gaza), Tel Aviv (45 miles from Gaza) and even Haifa (100 miles from Gaza).
There have been at least 11 rockets fired towards Israel in 2017 so far, the majority coming from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and fired by Islamic-State affiliated militants. At least 3 rockets were fired from Gaza, landing in southern Israel.