Israel says it hit Gaza rocket launcher used for Tuesday attack

Israel claims it attacked a rocket launcher used by a Salafi group to attack an open area in Israel. There were no casualties in either incidents.

By: Associated Press | Jerusalem | Published: June 24, 2015 3:29 pm
Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Gaza strip, Hamas, Salafi groups, Gaza rocket launcher, Israeli airstrike, Jerusalem news, Gaza news, Palestine news, Israel news, Middle East news, Asia news, World news, International news, Indian Express An Israeli farmer inspects the site were a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip last night landed in his sunflower field, near the coastal city of Ashkelon, southern Israel, Sunday. (Source: AP)

The Israeli military says it has carried out an airstrike on a rocket launcher in the Gaza Strip that was used by militants to fire a rocket into Israel.

The Israeli airstrike early on Wednesday hit an open area in northern Gaza, causing no casualties. It was in response to Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza into southern Israel on late Tuesday that also hit an open area, causing no casualties.

A Salafi group in Gaza claimed responsibility for the rocket attack. The group has claimed responsibility for sporadic rocket fire into Israel in recent months.

Salafi groups in Gaza are posing a challenge for Hamas. Hamas has accused Salafi groups of being behind explosions of Hamas security posts and has cracked down on the groups.

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