Israeli fighter jets strike Gaza targets following rocket fire

At least five projectiles launched from Hamas-ruled Strip, two land in open area near Sderot; no reports of injuries

Two Israeli F-15I 'Ra'am' fighter jets during maneuvers (CC BY-TSgt Kevin J. Gruenwald/USA/Wikimedia)
Two Israeli F-15I 'Ra'am' fighter jets during maneuvers (CC BY-TSgt Kevin J. Gruenwald/USA/Wikimedia)

Israel Air Force fighter jets conducted several air raids on Hamas targets in the northern Gaza Strip overnight Friday-Saturday after at least two rockets fired from the Palestinian enclave landed in open areas near the southern city of Sderot a short while earlier.

The army said two Hamas military compounds as well as “terrorist infrastructure” were targeted in the airstrike.

An IDF spokesman said that “Hamas is solely responsible for any act of terrorism from Gaza,” according to Channel 2.

A total of five rockets were fired from the Strip on Friday night, Channel 2 television reported. Three exploded before they crossed the border, the report said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Air raid sirens sounded in communities bordering the Hamas-ruled Strip shortly after 11 p.m., followed by reports of sounds of explosions near Sderot.

According to Channel 2, air raid sirens had not sounded in Sderot. Security forces searched the area for the landing sites, the report added.

Local residents were instructed to enter their protected areas after the attack, the Ynet news website reported.

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