Israel rains Gaza Strip with airstrikes after rocket fire

Israel carried out airstrikes against the Gaza Strip overnight in response to a rocket fired from the Hamas-controlled Palestinian enclave.

The Israeli army said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was at a campaign event in Ashkelon, north of Gaza last evening when a “projectile” was fired from the strip.

Army said the projectile was intercepted by the Iron Dome defence system. In response, planes and helicopters hit several Hamas terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip.

Military posts were among the targets.No injuries were reported on either side, though a security source in Gaza said damage was reported at a number of Hamas sites.


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