Monday, 28 October 2013

Israeli airstrikes target northern Gaza


BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli airstrikes targeted the northern Gaza Strip on Monday, Israel's army said, in the first airstrike on Gaza in over two months.

"In response to the numerous rockets and mortars launched at Israel in the past 24 hours, IAF aircraft targeted two concealed rocket launchers in the northern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed," a statement said.

Witnesses said the attack targeted a training ground used by militants from the armed wing of Gaza's ruling Hamas movement west of Beit Lahiya, but no-one was hurt.

Several rockets were fired from Gaza early Monday, with one rocket intercepted by the Iron Dome system above Ashkelon, Israel's army said.

A mortar shell was fired from Gaza on Sunday, the army added.

No group has claimed responsibility for firing the rockets. more

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