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Israel Strikes Gaza Hours After Rocket Attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Air Force struck two targets in Gaza hours after a rocket launched from the coastal strip landed in southern Israel.

A rocket fired from Gaza landed in an open area at the Shaar HaNegev Regional Council on Monday night. The rocket caused no injuries or damage, according to the IDF.

The Code Red siren warning of an incoming strike did not sound since the rocket was headed toward an unpopulated area.

Israel responded with attacks on two Hamas military targets, one in northern Gaza and one in southern Gaza, early Tuesday morning, the IDF said. No injuries were reported in the retaliatory strikes.

“Since the terror organization Hamas is the ruler of the Gaza Strip, it is responsible for any attempt to harm the State of Israel,” the IDF said in a statement following the strikes.

The last time rockets were fired from Gaza on southern Israel was in March.

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