Israeli jets strike Hamas target in Gaza – response to 7 rockets

Before dawn on Thursday, Israeli fighter jets struck a Hamas underground rocket production site, in reprisal for Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza. Of the first three rockets fired, the army spokesman said one was intercepted, one landed and a third fell short inside Gaza. Another four came next. No casualties or damage reported on the Israeli side of the border. Defense minister Yoav Galant confirmed Israeli policy of holding Hamas responsible for any violence emanating from the Gaza Strip, even though the Islamic Jihad may have been responsible for the latest rocket attack – most likely in revenge for the IDF’s Wednesday  operation in Jenin that smashed a terrorist cell, killing 9 Palestinians in the fireifight..

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