Israel Strikes Hamas Facility In Gaza: Army
Israel's air force struck a Hamas military facility in the Gaza Strip early on Tuesday morning, citing a rocket fired at Israel hours before as the reason for the attack, the army said, Bernama reports with a reference Xinhua news agency. "An AIF (Israel Air Force) aircraft targeted a military compound belonging to the terrorist organisation Hamas in the southern Gaza Strip," a military spokesperson said in a statement.
The strike took place on the night between Monday and Tuesday. The army said the reason for the attack was a rocket fired by Gaza militants on Monday night, which hit an open field near a community in the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel. No injuries or damage were reported.
No organisation immediately claimed responsibility for the rocket. The military spokesperson said that the strike targeted a Hamas compound because "the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) holds Hamas solely accountable for events in the Gaza Strip."