Israeli air force strike Gaza in response to rocket attacks
A Palestinian girl is seen inside the destoryed home of three-year-old Hala Abu Sabakha, who was killed during an Israeli air raid the day before, in the central of Gaza Strip, on December 25, 2013. [AFP]
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Israeli fighter planes carried out two air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, wounding several people, Al Arabiya correspondent reported.
Palestinian Maan news agency reported that a Hamas training camp in the center of Gaza was hit by an air-born missile. The Israeli military said it has carried out airstrikes on two targets in Gaza in response to a pair of rocket attacks.
The army said Thursday’s airstrikes targeted a weapons’ manufacturing facility and a weapons storage facility. It says “direct hits were confirmed.”
The aerial attacks came hours after Palestinian militants fired two rockets into southern Israel. No injuries were reported.
Earlier this week, a sniper in Gaza shot and killed an Israeli civilian who was working along the border, prompting Israel to respond with airstrikes and artillery fire. It was the heaviest fighting between the sides in more than a year.
Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, a military spokesman, says Israel “will not tolerate daily aggression” from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.