Israel says its military struck Hamas targets in Gaza in response to a rocket attack launched from the Palestinian enclave.
The Israeli air force struck two rocket ammunition manufacturing sites, a military compound and “underground infrastructures”, the Israel Defence Forces said on Sunday.
A rocket was fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip on Saturday evening, according to the army, shortly after warning sirens sounded in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.
The army statement gave no further details, but emergency services said they had no notification of anyone wounded and Israeli media said the projectile fell on open ground.
The latest reported fire from the Hamas-ruled Palestinian enclave came after two rockets were fired from the coastal strip into neighbouring Israel in the early hours of last Sunday.
There were no casualties or damage in that attack. Israel struck back with fighter planes, helicopters and tanks, hitting what the army said were Hamas targets.
There was no claim of responsibility for the 15 November rocket fire, but Israel routinely holds Islamist group Hamas responsible for all attacks originating from its territory.
In August, Hamas announced they had reached a Qatari-mediated deal with Israel to end more weeks of cross-border exchanges of fire.
Hamas, considered a terrorist group by Israel, seized control of Gaza from the rival Palestinian movement Fatah in 2007. Since then Hamas has fought three devastating wars with Israel in the coastal territory where about two million Palestinians live.
Israel has since maintained a crippling blockade on the Gaza Strip, to isolate Hamas.
Such a one-sided bullshit article. Someone shoots a firework into Israel which hits nothing so they respond with fighter planes, tanks and helicopers. Proportional response? They don't know the meaning of the words.
"Routinely hold Hamas responsible". If only someone would routinely hold Israel responsible for all the attacks from their "territory".
Meanwhile Trump knows who he works for...
Spy Jonathan Pollard expected to fly to Israel after US lifts parole.
Release marks latest gesture by departing Trump administration towards the Israeli government
Having been arrested by FBI agents in 1985 after unsuccessfully seeking refuge at the Israeli embassy in Washington, Pollard was sentenced to life in prison in 1987. He had pleaded guilty to handing thousands of classified documents to Israel.
The initial shock between the US and its close ally, and Pollard’s continuing imprisonment, has long strained relations between the two countries.
Pollard’s release was the latest in a series of gestures by the departing Trump administration towards Netanyahu’s government.
This week the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, became the first top US diplomat to officially visit an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. He later declared that products from settlements – considered illegal under international law – could be labelled “Made in Israel”, despite being made in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Disgusting and morally corrupt. The tail is definitely wagging that dog.