One Rocket Launched From Gaza Into Israel, IDF Tanks Pound the Strip

The exchange comes after a long period of relative quiet as Hamas and Israel contended with the coronavirus pandemic

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A rocket fired toward Israel from Gaza in February 2020.
A rocket fired toward Israel from Gaza in February 2020.Credit: IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA/ REUTERS

Once rocket was launched from Gaza into Israel late Wednesday night, the Israeli army said in a statement. It did not give news of casualties or damage.

In response to the attack, the IDF said its tanks struck three different Hamas positions in the northern Gaza Strip.

An Israeli tank performs a manoeuvre after the end of a five-hour humanitarian truce, near the border with the Gaza Strip July 17, 2014. Credit: REUTERS

The exchange comes after a period of relative quiet as both Israel and Hamas refrained from military activities while trying to counter the spread of the coronavirus.

Early on into the emergency, Israeli media revealed that Gaza medical personnel had entered Israel in order to receive training, an unusual move both for Israel and Hamas to allow.

The two sides are also negotiating a prisoner exchange.

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