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Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza

Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza

According to Palestinian news agency Maan, the Israeli reaction injured four people, including one who is in serious condition. "No injuries have been reported", the IDF said on Twitter.

Rockets are fired into Israel from Gaza from time to time, usually by militants opposed to Hamas.

The Israeli military said it carried out the air attacks in response to a rocket fired towards Israel.

The rocket landed in an open area, believed to be a building site, without causing casualties.

Videos and photos of the Israeli rockets striking gaza were widely circulated on social media, with many having been woken by the sound of the explosion. "We will not allow Gaza to be turned into a testing field for Israeli ammunition".

A medical official at Shifa hospital in Gaza City were being treated for shrapnel wounds from the explosion.

A security source told Agence France-Presse the Israeli warplanes had struck two bases belonging to Hamas' military wing, causing significant damage.

Israel and Hamas are observing a cease-fire fragile since the end of the war of 2014, the third since the islamist movement palestinian took power in the Gaza strip in 2007.


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