Israel has hit two targets, including a Hamas weapons factory in the Gaza strip, in an apparent retaliation for an attack on the Israeli town of Sderot from the Palestinian enclave.
On Thursday, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said one rocket was launched from Gaza the previous night.
“In response, fighter jets attacked an underground facility producing rocket engine components. This attack will cause significant damage to the rocket production process in the Gaza Strip,” the forces said in a statement.
Attempts by the Hamas-controlled enclave to take down the planes have failed, according to an IDF spokesman, but prompted Israel to carry out a second strike, this time targeting “a military compound used by the Hamas terrorist organization.”