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Israel’s Air Force Strikes 2 Gaza Targets After Rocket Fire

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Air Force targeted two Hamas positions in the northern Gaza Strip in response to a rocket fired from Gaza at southern Israel.

The Hamas targets were hit overnight Thursday after a rocket fired from Gaza struck in an open area of the Sdot Negev Regional Council, located in southern Israel near the border with Gaza.

No damage or injuries were reported in the rocket strike, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The Code Red rocket warning system did not sound in the area since it was determined that the rockets would fall in an unpopulated area.

The IDF holds Hamas responsible for all attacks at Israel from the Gaza Strip, according to a statement from the IDF spokesman.

In response to last night’s rocket attack from Gaza, IAF targeted 2 Hamas positions in northern Gaza Strip

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) March 15, 2017

Earlier tonight, a projectile hit an open area in the Sdot Negev Regional Council, NW of Be’er Sheva. No injuries reported.

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) March 15, 2017




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