Israel strikes northern Gaza, killing one
Strike comes after Palestinian militants fire a rocket at southern Israel, an IDF spokesperson said early Monday morning.
Israel Air Force planes carried out a strike on Gaza early Monday after Palestinian militants in Hamas-run Gaza fired a rocket at southern Israel, the IDF Spokesperson said early Monday morning.
Palestinian officials say a Hamas naval policeman has been killed and seven others have been wounded in an Israeli airstrike on their building in the northern Gaza Strip.
The casualties were confirmed by Gaza health official Adnan Abu Salmia. No one was hurt in the Sunday evening rocket attack on Israel.
The mayor of Beit Lahiya, Izzedine Dahnoun, said an electricity transformer supplying northern Gaza from Israel was damaged by the blast, knocking out power to some 100,000 people.
Hamas officials say all their personnel were instructed to evacuate their buildings to avoid another airstrike.
The IDF Spokesperson said in a statement that "Hamas is ultimately responsible for any rocket fire from the Gaza Strip."
"The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm the lives of Israeli civilians or soldiers, and will continue to act against any form of terror against the State of Israel," the statement read.