Israeli jets strikes Gaza in response to rocket fire

Published 05.07.2014 20:38
Updated 05.07.2014 20:41
Israeli jets strikes Gaza in response to rocket fire

Israeli planes on Saturday attacked three sites affiliated with the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas southern the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said.

It added in a statement that the new strike comes on the heels of launching three rockets from Gaza on the building of Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel.

The Israeli army noted that 14 rockets have been fired from Gaza since midnight, including 12 rockets that fell in southern Israel, while one rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome system and another fell inside the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian medical sources, meanwhile, said the new Israeli airstrike left no human casualties behind.

Israeli army spokesman Peter Lerner said earlier that the Iron Dome system had intercepted a rocket fired from Gaza, while another rocket fell in an empty area, causing no damage.

An Israeli soldier was slightly injured earlier Saturday when a mortar shell fired from Gaza hit southern Israel, Israel Radio reported.

On Friday, the Israeli army said a total of 150 rockets had been fired on Israel from the Gaza Strip since the June 12 abduction of three Jewish teens, whose bodies had been found later southern the West Bank.

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