Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza

Airstrikes come in retaliation to rocket fire from blockaded Gaza Strip, Israeli military spokesman alleges

Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israeli warplanes early Wednesday struck four sites in the blockaded Gaza Strip associated with Palestinian resistance faction Hamas, according to an Israeli army spokesman.

“The airstrikes came in retaliation for a rocket launched last night [from the Gaza Strip] at the city of Ashdod,” army spokesman Avichay Adraee said.

Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile defense system intercepted the projectile and no casualties were reported, according to Adraee, who held Hamas responsible for the attack.

Earlier Wednesday, eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that Israeli warplanes had struck several Hamas positions in Gaza Strip.

No casualties were reported as a result of the strikes, according to Palestinian medical sources.

In July and August of last year, Israel carried out a weeks-long offensive against the Gaza Strip with the ostensible aim of halting Palestinian rocket fire.

Over 2,160 Palestinians were killed and thousands injured in the 51-day onslaught – mostly civilians – while hundreds of homes and broad swathes of infrastructure were reduced to rubble across the coastal enclave.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Eylül 2015, 17:37