An Israeli helicopter launched two missiles into a Palestinian security compound in the city of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip early on Thursday. According to Ma'an news agency, the Hamas-affiliated compound was damaged, but no injuries were reported. The building had already come under fire during Israel’s three-week war on the Gaza Strip that left over 1,300 Palestinians dead.
The Israeli military confirmed the strike, adding that it was in response to mortars fired from the coastal enclave into Israel on Wednesday. According to Israeli reports, three mortar rounds were fired into to the east of the Gaza Strip. The first mortar was fired at around 3 pm, and was followed by two others shortly before 7 pm.