IDF strikes Hamas targets following Gaza rocket attack

Israeli forces detain 13 Palestinians in West Bank raids

The Gaza Strip, along with the Golan Heights, the West Bank and the Sinai Peninsula were seized by Israel as a result of the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War in 1967.

The Israeli military said in a statement that in response to the projectile attack in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council earlier Tuesday, "IAF aircraft targeted two Hamas posts in the northern Gaza Strip".

Two Hamas terror targets were attacked by the IDF early Wednesday morning after a rocket that was sacked from Gaza landed in southern Israel. Three injuries were reported، one of them critical، due to a fracture in the skull.

He said that Israeli F16 warplanes bombed a site northwest of Gaza City and another to the west of the city causing damage to both sites and to civilian homes nearby.

Videos and photos of the Israeli rockets striking gaza were widely circulated on social media, with many having been woken by the sound of the explosion.

At least four Palestinians have been wounded, one of them seriously, after Israel carried out air attacks on Hamas locations in Gaza.

Despite the tensions over Jerusalem's Temple Mount this summer, there have been only a few instances of rocket fire from Gaza landing in Israel. Missiles and rockets are periodically fired into Israel, generally by hardline Islamist groups opposed to Hamas.

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