Gaza Rocket Hits Near Southern Israeli City of Ashkelon


Seven Palestinians were injured and moved to a city hospital where one of them was reported in critical condition.

Israeli warplanes Wednesday attacked a number of targets in the Gaza Strip injuring several Palestinians, one critically, according to WAFA correspondent.

Israel, however, has blamed the islamist Hamas movement, which controls the palestinian enclave, and bombard usually the bases of its military wing in retaliation.

In February, Israeli security forces thwarted an attempt to smuggle hundreds of drones and other banned items into the Gaza Strip through the postal service.

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No injuries were reported.

On Tuesday, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said a projectile launched from Gaza Strip hit an open area in the Ashkelon region of Israel, causing no injuries. "We will not allow Gaza to be turned into a testing field for Israeli ammunition".

Hamas, the terror group that rules Gaza, has largely refrained from firing rockets into Israel since it fought a devastating war with Israel in 2014.

The Israeli media quoted a statement by the spokesperson of the occupation army as saying that Israeli jets bombed two targets of Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip in response to the rocket launch earlier in the night.