The Israeli military launched strikes against two Hamas positions in the north of the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket attack the IDF reported on Sunday.
Moments ago, in response to the rocket attack from Gaza. IAF & armored corps targeted 2 Hamas posts in the northern Gaza Strip.
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 21, 2016
The IDF said the missile had been launched from the Gaza Strip and exploded in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. No injuries or damage were reported.
At least two Palestinians were injured when both the Israeli Air Force and armored corps on the ground targeted Hamas, pounding the town of Beit Hanoun according to Press TV:
An Israeli military official claimed that in response to a rocket attack from Gaza, the Israeli air force and tanks targeted two posts of the resistance movement Hamas in the northern part of the besieged Palestinian territory.
The rocket attack targeted the city of Sderot, the military official said.
Witnesses said Israeli aircraft struck civilian targets including a water tank in the area.
The Palestinian Information Center, which is affiliated with Hamas, reported that a Palestinian citizen was injured in the face by shrapnel.
The center quoted local sources as saying that Israeli artillery fire hit an agricultural land in al-Masriyyin neighborhood in Beit Hanoun. It reported that shells also landed in a training ground used by Hamas resistance fighters.