JERUSALEM: Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired seven rockets into Israel on Monday, causing no casualties but drawing retaliatory fire from the Israeli military.
A road in a residential neighbourhood of the southern town of Sderot was slightly damaged, Israeli police said.
Gaza security sources said Israeli aircraft retaliated with strikes on open ground near the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip and against a base of the Hamas military wing in the city of Khan Yunis further south.
Israel holds Gaza’s Hamas rulers responsible for all rocket fire from the territory regardless of who launches it.
The Israeli navy also fired at the Khan Yunis base, the sources said, adding that altogether two people were wounded. An Israeli military statement said aircraft attacked “two terror activity sites in the southern Gaza Strip and a third site in the central Gaza Strip, in response to the latest severe aggression emanating from Gaza. Direct hits were confirmed.”
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