Retaliating for rockets, Israel strikes Hamas naval commando HQ

Cnaan Liphshiz

(JTA) — Following the firing of a rocket from Gaza on a school building in Israel, Israeli planes struck in the Hamas-controlled enclave, destroying a naval base.

The strikes Friday were on military facilities and resulted in the total destruction of the naval commando base in the Strip’s south, the Kan broadcaster reported. No casualties were reported as a result of the strikes.

The Israeli school hit Thursday, identified as a Jewish religious school, was damaged but no injuries were reported. It was reported to be empty at the time of impact and was fortified against rockets.

Early Thursday morning, a rocket was fired at a southern Israeli town on the border with Gaza. Iron Dome intercepted that rocket.