BINTANGNEWS.com – The Israeli military has attacked two Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip with tank shelling and air strikes after rockets launchedfrom Gaza struck Israel, according to Israeli news media.
Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system intercepted two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said on Twitter on Friday.
Palestinian news agency Wafa reported quoting sources in Gaza that six Israeli missiles were fired.
It said plumes of smoke were visible from one of the targeted areas east of the Gaza City neighbourhood of al-Tuffah.
A third landed in an Israeli community in the Sha'ar Hanegev region, near the border with Gaza, according to the Israeli news website Ynet.
Although Israel said it attacked Hamas posts, the source of the rockets remains unknown.
Rocket-warning sirens began shortly after midday in the Sha'ar Hanegev and Sdot Negev regions, alerting residents to take shelter, the Israeli army said on Twitter.
No casualties were reported from either attack, according to the Times of Israel. However, a building in Sha'ar Hanegev sustained some damage when a third rocket landed nearby.
The Times of Israel website speculated that it was designed to coincide with a ceremony marking the 24th birthday of an Israeli army soldier, Oron Shaul, who was killed in 2014 and whose remains are reportedly being held by Hamas.
The Israeli army said it is currently investigating the incident.***
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