Saturday, 19 September 2015

Israeli warplanes strike Gaza after rocket attack


GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – Israeli warplanes attacked several targets across the Gaza Strip on Friday night after rockets were fired at an Israeli town bordering Gaza.

Israeli missiles reportedly hit a site in northern Gaza City which was used as the headquarters of the Civil Administration before Israeli forces disengaged from the Gaza Strip in 2005, destroying a radio tower.

One person sustained minor injuries and was evacuated to Kamal Udwan hospital.

Two missiles landed in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip and another landed in a military training ground called Abu Jarad located in the Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza City.

A witness and a security official in Gaza said the grounds were a base of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas.

Friday night an Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an that a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed adjacent to an empty bus in the southern Israeli town of Sderot, causing moderate damage to the vehicle. No injuries were reported.

No group has taken responsibility for the rocket fire, but the Israeli government holds Hamas, as the elected ruling party, responsible for any activity within the enclave. more

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