Israel air strikes follow Grad rocket attack from Gaza

Two long-range Grad rockets fired by Islamists in Gaza exploded on empty ground in the Sdot Negev-Netivot regions Wednesday night set off code red alerts. There were no casualties. The Israeli Air Force struck back overnight against two Hamas and one Islamic Jihad facilities, although the “Omar Brigades” (Al Qaeda or ISIS) claimed responsibility and vowed to keep on attacking the “Jewish infidels.” No Palestinian casualties were reported. Thursday, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon again pledged that Israel would not stand for a “trickle” of rockets against its civilian communities and Hamas would be held to account, no matter which “rogue groups” claimed responsibility. 

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