IDF says tank fired at Hamas posts after rocket launch

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The Israel Defense Forces says tanks carried out strikes against two observation posts belonging to the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip, in response to the latest rocket fire on southern Israel.

Last night, a ceasefire was reached between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group after five days of fighting.

The rocket launched this evening has been blamed on a malfunction, according to a source in an umbrella group of Palestinian terror factions, which includes both Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

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