Israel Strikes Hamas Targets After Rocket Fired From Gaza

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Smoke rising from Gaza following Israeli airstrikes, October 5, 2016.
File photo: Smoke rising from Gaza following Israeli airstrikes, October 5, 2016.Credit: Jack Guez, AFP

The Israel Air Force struck Hamas targets in Gaza on Monday morning in response to a rocket that was fired earlier from the Strip, the military said. 

The siren sounded in Shaar Hanegev, a regional council in southern Israel near the Gaza border, before the rocket landed on the Gazan side of the border. 

This is the fourth such incident reported this month. On October 16, a rocket fired from Gaza exploded in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, also near the Gaza border. No sirens were heard prior to the explosion and no injuries or damages were caused.

On October 6, a rocket triggered sirens in a southern Israeli community near the border with Gaza. The Israeli army said it responded with tank fire. The day before, another rocket was launched from Gaza, exploding in an open area in Sderot. No injuries were reported in either incident.  

This is a developing story. 

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