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Israeli forces bomb Hamas military site in Gaza

Sept. 3, 2015 10:24 A.M. (Updated: Sept. 3, 2015 10:30 P.M.)
(AFP/File)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces launched an air attack early Thursday on a military site of the Hamas movement's armed wing in the northern Gaza Strip, local sources told Ma'an.

Israeli forces fired two rockets at an al-Qassam Brigades military site known as Falasteen, causing damages.

No injuries were reported.

Israeli forces said the attack was in response to alleged sniper fire from the Gaza Strip, which hit a house in the Netiv Hatsra neighborhood, adjacent to the besieged territory.

An Israeli army statement released early Thursday said shots were fired from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday and that "in response to the shooting, an IAF aircraft targeted a Hamas military post in the northern Gaza Strip, from where the shots were fired."

The army could not say whether the shots from Gaza had been deliberate or stray fire from the Hamas position, identified in Israeli media as a training base.

No group has taken responsibility for the alleged sniper fire, but the Israeli government holds Hamas, as the elected ruling party, responsible for any activity within the enclave.

Some sporadic rocket fire towards Israel from Gaza in recent months has been claimed by a small extremist groups in the strip allegedly aiming to challenge Hamas' rule.

Hamas has denied involvement in past attacks and has attempted to vamp down on armed activity by smaller political groups reportedly growing more active.

Last month Israeli forces injured four Palestinians during a bombing near Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

The airstrikes were in response to alleged rocket fire from Gaza, which caused no damage or injuries.

The four people injured were the first injuries reported from airstrikes in the Gaza Strip since Israel's 2014 offensive in which more than 2,200 people were killed and many more wounded in the 139 square mile strip.

Over 35,000 meters of water and sewage pipelines were damaged or destroyed during the 2014 offensive, leaving 120,000 Gazans without access to the water network.

At least 11 schools and universities were totally destroyed, with 253 severely damaged, as well as over 81 hospitals and clinics which were also damaged or destroyed.
Comments
Another Spin / Same Facts
The alleged Israeli attack (on a military target) was in response to
the Gaza sniper fire from, which targeted and hit a civilian house in
Netiv Hatsra, adjacent to the Gaza Strip, which sponsors terrorism !!
03/09/2015 14:56
Yet / Another Spin
...and hit a civilian house in Netiv Hatsra, adjacent to the Gaza Strip, which sponsors terrorism !!... Nothing new there, a terror cell masquerading as a civilian house (hold).
03/09/2015 15:09
ABE / USA
Blah Blah Blah......
04/09/2015 19:26
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