Two Palestinians were reported killed in an Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip late Sunday night, capping a day of near-constant rocket fire on Israeli towns near the Palestinian enclave.
Israeli planes struck the refugee camp of al Bureij in the central strip just before midnight Sunday, targeting a rocket launching crew.
The army said in a statement in prevented a rocket attack “by targeting terrorists.” It said a hit was confirmed.
The Palestinian Ma’an news agency said two members of Islamic Jihad’s armed wing were killed.
Some 25 rockets were fired at Israel over the course of Sunday, most of which landed in open areas.
One rocket caused a fire and another damaged an agricultural building, the Israeli military said. There were no reports of injuries.
Overnight Saturday, Israel Air Force jets struck 10 “terror sites” in the central and southern Gaza Strip overnight Saturday following escalated rocket barrages on Israeli communities in recent days, including a series of rockets aimed at Beersheba on Saturday, one of which was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.
On Saturday evening, Hamas upped its rhetoric, declaring it could reach “all” of Israel’s cities with its rockets.