Israel bombs Hamas site in Gaza over firing rocket from the Strip

Members of Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas survey a Hamas site after it was hit by an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
Members of Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas survey a Hamas site after it was hit by an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

An Israeli air strike hit a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip on Monday following a rocket fire from the Palestinian territory, the Israeli military said.

“This morning, a rocket was fired from Gaza at Israel and did not hit Israeli territory. In response, IAF [Israeli Air Force] struck a Hamas military post in Gaza,” the Israeli military tweeted.

No injuries were reported in the strike.

Though Hamas fighters rarely launch the rockets, Israel strikes their locations in response, arguing the Palestinian group is responsible for controlling other armed groups because it governs the coastal enclave.

In July and August of 2014, Israel waged a weeks-long military offensive against the Gaza Strip with the ostensible aim of staunching rocket fire from the coastal enclave.

Over 2,160 Palestinians, mostly civilians, were killed — and some 11,000 injured — during the 51-day onslaught. Some 73 Israelis, mostly soldiers, were killed in the offensive.

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