Israel-strikes-Hamas-targets-in-retaliation-to-failed-rockets-from-Gaza. JERUSALEM, The Israeli air force retaliated against a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip by striking two Hamas militant sites in southern Gaza on Thursday.
No one was injured in either attack. The rockets launched from Gaza late Wednesday landed within open Israeli territory and no red alert siren was issued.
The rocket attack and retaliation follow a flare-up of violence on the Gaza border earlier this month in which Hamas militants targeted Israeli soldiers in mortar attacks. Israel responded by using tanks and airstrikes. That flare-up was initiated by the Israel Defense Forces discovering a second tunnel Hamas used to breach Israeli territory within two months.