Israel attacks Hamas target in Gaza

Israel attacks Hamas target in Gaza

The Israeli military has deployed a helicopter to attack Hamas positions in the southern Gaza Strip, in retaliation to an earlier rocket attack on Israeli territory.

"In response, an IDF attack helicopter targeted a Hamas military post in southern Gaza," the Israeli military said on Twitter.

Earlier, a rocket launched from Gaza landed in Israel, in the first such attack in over a month, the IDF spokesperson’s office said. 

The projectile allegedly hit an open area in southern Israel and so the Red Alert alarm warning system was not activated, Sputnik reported.

The exchange of fire followed the killing of a Palestinian during Friday's border protest clashes with the IDF. Hamas had earlier warned that it will retaliate with rocket and sniper fire if Palestinians are killed on the Gaza border.

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