Israeli air raid targets Hamas camp after shooting incidents

An Israeli fighter jet releases a flare as it flies over the Gaza Strip. (File photo: AP)

An Israeli air raid early on Monday struck a Hamas training camp in the northern Gaza Strip in response to shots fired at Israeli patrol vehicles along the border, with no injuries reported, officials said.

Hamas security sources said two rockets hit a training camp for its armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, east of Gaza City in the Zeitoun neighbourhood, with no one there at the time.

Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement, rules the Gaza Strip.

Shots were fired at Israeli military vehicles near the Gaza border on Friday and Sunday, causing bullet holes to their windows and leading to Monday's response, Israel's army said. No injuries were reported from the shooting incidents.

Israel has regularly responded to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip with air raids. Palestinian militants in Gaza have fought three wars with Israel since 2008.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49