Israel bombs Hamas sites in Gaza following rocket attack

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Air Force bombed two of what the Israeli military identified as Hamas “terror sites” in Gaza.

The attack on Monday night came hours after a rocket fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel.

Code Red sirens sounded in communities on the border with Gaza before the rocket landed in an open area on Monday evening. There were no injuries and no obvious damage. Area residents reported hearing an explosion.

“The intolerable reality of civilians continually living under the threat of Gaza rockets is unacceptable, unbearable and must stop. Hamas must enforce their responsibilities or face the consequences. We will act against those that attack us and hold those that enable attacks against Israel accountable,” Israel Defense Forces spokesman Lt.-Col. Peter Lerner said in a statement.

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It is the second rocket fired from Gaza at southern Israel in less than a week. A rocket fired from Gaza on Wednesday that landed in a field caused no injuries or damage.

It is the 18th rocket fired from Gaza to hit Israeli territory in 2015.

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