Israel hits Gaza Strip targets

2012-10-13 09:16
Gaza Strip attack

Gaza Strip attack

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Jerusalem - The Israeli air force launched attacks at three sites in the Gaza Strip on Saturday morning, the military said, hours after a rocket fired from the enclave exploded near a house in southern Israel.

A statement from the army said that its "aircraft targeted a terror activity site in the northern Gaza Strip, and two terror activity sites in the central Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed".

"The sites were targeted in response to the rocket fire towards southern Israel," the statement added.

On Friday night, Gaza militants fired a Grad rocket that exploded in the yard of a residential building in the southern Israeli town of Netivot.

The last time Hamas militants fired on Israel was during a flareup in June when militant groups fired more than 150 rockets, wounding five people, and Israel hit back with air strikes that killed 15 Palestinians.

According to the Israeli military, over 480 projectiles have been fired at southern Israel from Gaza since the beginning of 2012.

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