Israel bombed a Hamas base in the Gaza Strip. At least four Palestinians were killed and a dozen wounded in Wednesday’s airstrike in Rafah, which Israel said targeted a building where cross-border rocket attacks have been planned. Hamas has stepped up salvoes in recent days, causing injuries in the Israeli border town of Sderot even as Hamas wages an internal turf war with rivals from the Fatah faction. “Israel will not be part of the internal Palestinian power struggle, but Israel will respond vigorously to the continued firing of Kassam rockets,” Defense Minister Amir Peretz said earlier Wednesday.
Israel hits Hamas base