Israel hits Gaza after Palestinian rocket attack

Palestinian members of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, take part in an anti-Israel parade on July 13, 2015 in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. (File Photo: AFP)

Israel’s military said its aircraft struck Hamas facilities in the Gaza Strip early Thursday after Palestinians fired a rocket from the territory into southern Israel overnight.

“Overnight, a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip, targeting civilians in southern Israel,” a military statement said, adding that the rocket fell on open ground near the city of Ashkelon and no injuries were reported.

“In response to this attack, Israel Air Force aircraft targeted terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.”

Hamas security forces said the strikes targeted a training center for the Islamic movement’s military wing at El Bureij refugee camp, in the center of the strip, and a “communications center” in the north.

There were no casualties, they said in a statement.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45