IDF Shells Gaza After Another Rocket; No Injuries

YERUSHALAYIM -
Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip hours after a rocket launched from the Palestinian enclave hit the Israeli border town of Sderot, as seen from the Israeli side of the border with Gaza October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip Wednesday, after a rocket launched from the Palestinian enclave hit Sderot, as seen from the Israeli side of the border with Gaza.(Reuters/Amir Cohen)

The IDF shelled a site allegedly used by Palestinian terror groups in the central Gaza Strip on Thursday, after a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit an open area in southern Israel earlier in the day.

Israeli military vehicles stationed along the border between Gaza and Israel reportedly shelled an area east of the Maghazi refugee camp, without causing any injuries.

Earlier in the day, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit an open area in the Eshkol regional council, causing no injuries, b’chasdei Shamayim.

The shelling and rocket came a day after another rocket hit Sderot. Israeli airstrikes and artillery shells hit multiple targets in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after Wednesday’s rocket. The Salafist group Ahfad al-Sahaba reportedly claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s rocket fire. An Israeli air force pilot who participated in those strikes was killed in a plane crash.

Israel typically responds to any rocket fire, holding Gaza’s Hamas rulers responsible for all attacks emanating from the territory.