Israeli Jets Strike Hamas Military Compound in Gaza After Rocket Fire

Airstrike in response to earlier rocket fire at Israel, army says in a statement.

Gili Cohen
Haaretz
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A picture taken from the Israeli Gaza border shows smoke billowing from the Gaza Strip following an Israeli air strike on July 16, 2014.
A picture taken from the Israeli Gaza border shows smoke billowing from the Gaza Strip following an Israeli air strike on July 16, 2014.Credit: AFP
Gili Cohen
Haaretz

Israeli warplanes struck a Hamas military compound in the center of the Gaza Strip on Monday night, after a rocket was fired from the Strip at Israel earlier in the day.

According to an Israel Defense Forces statement, the army considers Hamas to be the "sole responsible party for goings-on in the Gaza Strip, and will continue to act with severity to keep the calm in southern communities."

The rocket fired from Gaza exploded in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council, causing no damage or casualties. No warning siren was sounded alerting residents of the incoming rocket, possibly because its trajectory indicated it would not hit any community.

Last Tuesday, a rocket fired from the Strip exploded near the border fence between Gaza and Israel, prompting the Israel Air Force to strike two targets in the Gaza in response.

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