Area hit by Qassam (archives)
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Gaza strike (archives)
Photo: AFP

Following rocket, IDF bombs Gaza targets

Three tunnels, two additional targets in central and southern Strip attacked overnight after Qassam hits Kiryat Gat area. Palestinians say one of targets was Hamas military wing's training camp

Israel Air Force aircraft attacked three tunnels and two additional targets in the southern and central Gaza Strip on Thursday night.


The Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson's Office said all targets were hit and all IAF planes returned safely to their base.



The strike was carried out after an improved Qassam rocket was fired from the northern Gaza Strip to the Kiryat Gat area. The rocket hit an open area within the Lakhish Regional Council. One woman suffered from shock and was rushed to the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.


Palestinian sources in Gaza said there were no injuries in the attacks. According to the same sources, one of the strike's targets was a training camp of Hamas' military wing – the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades – near Gaza City.


Several Qassam and Grad rockets have been fired from Gaza in recent days, and t6he IDF responded with airstrikes against different targets in the Strip.


On Wednesday, another rocket exploded in the Kiryat Gat area. A resident of one of the moshavim in the area was hurt as he stumbled while running to a fortified area.


A week earlier, a Qassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded near a Bedouin tent in the south, moderately wounding 55-year-old Fatma Saria. The IDF struck targets in the Gaza Strip in response to the attacks.



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