Monday, August 22, 2016

Gaza Militant Rocket Attack Hits Israel, Israel Responds With Air And Artillery Strikes

Reuters: Gaza militant rocket hits Israel, Israel responds with air strikes, shells

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip launched a rocket that landed in the Israeli border town of Sderot on Sunday and Israeli aircraft and tanks responded by shelling the Gaza town of Beit Hanoun, the army and police said.

The rocket caused no injuries or damage in Sderot, where it landed in a residential area, police said.

An Israeli shell during an initial retaliation damaged a Beit Hanoun water tower and there were no casualties, local residents said.

Multiple air strikes later in the evening hit at least 30 different sites in the Gaza Strip belonging to Hamas, the smaller Islamic Jihad and other militant groups and two people were lightly hurt, Gaza health officials said.

A music festival in Sderot attended by hundreds of Israelis was temporarily disrupted as people sought shelter, television footage showed.

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More News On The Exchange Of Military Strikes Between Israel And Gaza Militants

Israeli air strikes pound Gaza after rocket attack -- Al Jazeera
Israel Retaliates After Palestinian Rocket Hits Border City -- Bloomberg
Israeli jets strike Gaza multiple times in fresh response to rocket -- The Times of Israel
Israeli Air Force, tanks strike Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket hits Sderot -- RT
Rocket Fired at Sderot Unlikely to Alter Quietest Summer in a Decade -- Haaretz

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