IDF strikes Gaza after sniper fire hits Israeli homes
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IDF strikes Gaza after sniper fire hits Israeli homes

No reports of injuries in strike on Hamas base after bullets damage houses in Netiv Ha’asara

Illustrative: An explosion is seen in the skies over Gaza in a 2012 airstrike (Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash90)
Illustrative: An explosion is seen in the skies over Gaza in a 2012 airstrike (Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash90)

The IDF struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip early Thursday morning in response to sniper fire at an Israeli town a day earlier.

The IDF confirmed that Israeli jets struck a Hamas military base from which the shooting supposedly came.

A Hamas media outlet in Gaza reported that Israeli helicopters fired two missiles. There were no immediate reports of injuries in the strike.

The stray bullets were apparently fired from a Hamas training camp in the Gaza Strip, and hit an Israeli home in a kibbutz adjacent to the Palestinian enclave Wednesday evening, causing damage but no injuries.

One of the bullets shattered the window of a home in the Kibbutz Netiv Ha’asara and hit a television while two children, aged 6 and 9, were watching it.

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The other hit a wall in the home just north of the Strip.

Their mother and a baby were also at home at the time. No injuries were reported.

Initial reports indicated the two bullets were stray sniper bullets that originated from a Hamas training camp on the other side of the border, the IDF said.

Thursday’s Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip was the second in the past week, after the IDF retaliated to rocket fire claimed by an Islamic State-affiliated group hit southern Israel.

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