Israel raids hit Gaza as violence flares
GAZA CITY—Israeli aircraft hit two Hamas targets in Gaza early on Saturday in response to rocket fire as the worst flare-up of violence since a 2014 war entered a fourth day.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rocket launch and most such fire since 2014 has been carried out by fringe Islamist groups but Israel holds Hamas responsible for all such attacks.
“Earlier today (Saturday)... a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel,” the army said in a statement. “In response... aircraft targeted two Hamas terror infrastructures in the southern Gaza Strip.”
Hamas security sources said the retaliatory raid hit two brickworks in the southern city of Khan Yunis, causing damage but no casualties. But witnesses said two missiles hit a base of Hamas’s military wing east of the city, causing significant damage.—AFP