Israel cuts Gaza fuel transfers in half after rocket attack

The harsh response follows airstrikes the military carried out overnight in the Gaza Strip after three rockets were launched from the territory into southern Israel. (File photo: AFP)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered that fuel transfers to Gaza be cut in half in response to a rocket attack against Israel.

The military announced Monday that the measure would take effect immediately and until further notice.

The harsh response follows airstrikes the military carried out overnight in the Gaza Strip after three rockets were launched from the territory into southern Israel.

The military said the airstrikes included one on the office of a Hamas commander in the northern Gaza Strip. There were no reports of casualties.

Air raid sirens warning of an incoming attack wailed late Sunday during an outdoor music festival in the Israeli border town of Sderot, sending panicked revelers scurrying for cover.

The military said two rockets were intercepted by its missile defense system.

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