The Israeli military carried out air strikes on Gaza overnight Monday, injuring one Palestinian, after a rocket was fired at southern Israel, the army and Palestinian medical sources said.
“Overnight, IAF (Israel Air Force) aircraft targeted a weapons manufacturing facility and a terror tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were identified,” it said.
“The targeting of these sites was in response to the rocket fire on communities in southern Israel.”
Palestinian medics said one person had been injured in a raid on northern Gaza City, but it was not clear how serious his injuries were.
The raid took place just hours after a rocket landed in the Eshkol region of Israel which flanks the southern stretch of the Gaza border. It did not cause any injuries or damage.
A day earlier, Israeli air strikes across Gaza injured seven people after a flare-up along the border on Friday in which an Israeli soldier and two Palestinian fighters were killed.
Since the start of the year, Palestinian armed groups have fired over 270 rockets at southern Israel, the army statement said.
Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, maintains a tacit truce with Israel, but other Palestinian groups in the territory occasionally fire rockets across the border.