Israeli Army Strikes Hamas Targets in Response to Rocket Fired From Gaza

IDF fighter jets strike a Hamas weapons manufacturing site, a weapon smuggling tunnel and a military post

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File photo: IDF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza.
File photo: IDF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza.Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz

Israeli fighter jets attacked Hamas targets in Gaza overnight Thursday after a rocket was fired earlier in the evening from the enclave.

"IDF fighter jets and attack helicopters struck a Hamas weapons manufacturing site, a weapon smuggling tunnel and a military post," the military said in a statement. 

The rocket fired from Gaza fell in an open area in the south of Israel on Thursday evening, authorities said, as the country's Independence Day drew to a close.

The city of Sderot said a siren had sounded in the area and that a rocket had fallen in an open area outside the city, which is near the Gaza Strip. No injuries or property damage were reported, Sderot and its regional council, Sha'ar Hanegev, said.

Last month, a rocket fired from Gaza landed in an open area near the southern city of Be'er Sheva as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was visiting as part of his Election Day efforts to encourage his supporters to go vote.

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