Two rockets fired into Israel from Gaza amid arson attacks

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Rocket 22Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip launched two rockets into southern Israel on Thursday morning.

Israel’s military said that the projectiles fell in an open area, and no injuries were reported.

The rocket fire came after Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas base in the northern Gaza Strip around 3:30am on Thursday in retaliation for a wave of explosive and incendiary balloons launched from Gaza into Israel the day before, which sparked at least two fires.

The IDF said that a “fighter jet and an IDF aircraft struck a number of terror targets in a Hamas military compound in the northern Gaza Strip”.

According to Palestinian media, the IDF targeted a Hamas training facility in Gaza. The facility was heavily damaged, but no casualties were reported.

As rulers of the Gaza Strip, Israel views Hamas as responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the territory.

Thursday’s rocket attack comes after a rocket was launched at Israel from Gaza on Monday night, landing several kilometres off shore. The Gaza-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group fired the missile in what has been interpreted as a signal of their objection to the recent understandings reached between Israel and Hamas through Egyptian mediation.

 

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