Israel Retaliates: No Gaza Rocket Fired at Israel Goes Unpunished


Israel’s Air Force targeted Hamas weapons manufacturing site in Gaza after terrorist’s rocket exploded in open area near the border in southern Israel Thursday morning.

By Efrat Forsher, Lilach Shoval, Gadi Golan, Israel Hayom Staff & News Agencies


The Israeli Air Force struck a Hamas weapons manufacturing facility in the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning in response to a rocket that had been fired from Gaza into southern Israel several hours earlier.

The rocket exploded in an open area in southern Israel. No injuries or damage were reported.

Israel holds Hamas responsible for all attacks emanating from Gaza, which Hamas controls.

The Israeli military says eight rockets have been fired from Gaza into southern Israel since January. Al-Qaida-linked Salafi jihadist groups have claimed most of the rocket strikes against Israel from Gaza since Operation Protective Edge ended last year.


Meanwhile, a Border Police officer was lightly wounded by a firebomb in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of A-Tur on Wednesday night.

During a violent disturbance, Arab rioters threw rocks at firefighters who had arrived at the scene to put out two vehicle blazes that had been sparked by firebombs. The firefighters were able to prevent the flames from spreading to nearby homes.

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