Israel Air Force Strikes Hamas Terror Targets in Response to Mortar Fire

Smoke trails mark the path of Palestinian missiles fired from the north-east of Gaza City on August 21, 2014. As the sixth week war between Israel and Hamas raged on, leaving Egyptian mediated truce talks in tatters, warplanes continued to pound Gaza killing three members of the Islamist movement's armed …
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The Times of Israel reports:  The Israeli Air Force struck a number of targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Wednesday-Thursday, in response to an earlier mortar shell fired from the Palestinian enclave that landed in southern Israel.

The military said Israeli jets struck three targets belonging to the Hamas terror group, which rules the Strip. The strikes were all carried out in northern Gaza, the IDF said in a statement.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The mortar shell fired from Gaza earlier landed in an open field in the Eshkol region, causing no injury or damage. As Israel’s alert system identified that the projectile was bound for an unpopulated area, no siren was sounded in the region.

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