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Israel strikes two Gaza targets after rocket fire

Sorties come after two projectiles hit Israel in recent days

Lazar Berman is a former breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

An explosion is seen following an Israeli airstrike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip in 2012 (photo credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)
An explosion is seen following an Israeli airstrike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip in 2012 (photo credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

Israeli planes attacked two targets in the Gaza Strip early Monday morning, in response to recent rocket fire from the Hamas-ruled territory into Israel.

One of the targets was in the southern Strip, and the other in the center, the army said in a statement.

The air force reported direct strikes on the targets.

Two rockets were fired into Israel in the last two days, though both landed in open areas outside the Gaza Strip, causing no injuries or damage.

“This morning’s IDF actions are a direct response to Gaza terrorist aggression against the citizens of southern Israel,” said IDF spokesman Peter Lerner.

“The unlawful Gaza rocket attacks, meant to terrorize, maim and kill Israelis will not be allowed to become routine. We will fulfill our obligation to protect Israel and seek out and destroy the capabilities of those who wish to attack us,” he said.

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