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Rocket Strikes Israel From Gaza; Jets, Tanks Respond

Image: Rocket Strikes Israel From Gaza; Jets, Tanks Respond

Israeli police sapper carries part of a rocket in Sderot. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Monday, 22 Aug 2016 07:27 AM

A rocket strike on Israel by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday prompted the Israeli military to respond with airstrikes and tank fire on targets inside Gaza.

The Israeli military said the rocket landed in the southern border town of Sderot, a frequent target of Palestinian rocket fire, The Associated Press reported. The rocket landed in a residential area next to a house, but there were no reports of damage or injuries.

Shortly afterward, the military said Israeli aircraft and tanks targeted two posts belonging to the Hamas militant group in northern Gaza. Hamas officials said a training camp in northern Gaza was targeted, but the camp had been evacuated after the rocket was fired in anticipation of an Israeli reprisal.

Israel and Hamas fought a 50-day war in the summer of 2014. Since then, a cease-fire has largely held. But militants in Gaza occasionally launch rockets toward Israel.

Israel holds Hamas, which controls Gaza, responsible for all attacks emanating from the territory.

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A rocket strike on Israel by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday prompted the Israeli military to respond with airstrikes and tank fire on targets inside Gaza.
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Monday, 22 Aug 2016 07:27 AM
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