Palestinian Militant Groups Claim Credit for Gaza Rocket Fire

'All bombings will be responded to with bombing, we will not accept the continued IDF attacks,' the groups said, in a joint statement.

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The car, allegedly carrying a Hamas operative prepping flaming kites, struck by Israeli forces, June 27, 2018.
The car, allegedly carrying a Hamas operative prepping flaming kites, struck by Israeli forces, June 27, 2018.

Palestinian militant groups, including factions from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, on Wednesday claimed credit for rockets launched into Israel overnight.

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"All bombings will be responded to with bombing; we will not accept the continued IDF attacks,” the groups said, in a joint statement.

The Israeli military confirmed 12 rocket launches toward Israel from Gaza over the course of the night, adding that three projectiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

The IDF spokesperson said the army targeted two Hamas positions in Gaza using both aircraft and tank fire, adding that a fighter jet also struck a car in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.

Furthermore, the IDF shot at Palestinians attempting to cross the fence in the northern Gaza Strip, wounding a Palestinian, who evacuated to a medical facility.

"At the same time, the Hamas terror organization was carrying out a ballistic attack against Israel. The organization will bear the consequences of terrorism and instability," the statement read.

Last week, some 45 rockets were fired from Gaza toward Israel overnight on Tuesday after the Israeli military struck Hamas infrastructure in the enclave in response to burning balloons being launched into Israel.

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