Israel air strike hits Gaza after rocket fire


JERUSALEM: An Israeli air strike hit a Hamas facility in Gaza overnight after Palestinians fired a rocket into southern Israel, the army said in a statement early Thursday. There were no reports of casualties in either attack.The statement said it was the eighth incident of rocket fire from Gaza since the beginning of 2015. Last summer, Israel went to war against Hamas with the aim of stamping out cross-border rocket and mortar attacks. The 50-day conflict killed about 2,200 Palestinians, most of them civilians, and 73 on the Israeli side, mostly soldiers.



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