Israel strikes Gaza targets following Kassams


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli airstrikes struck several targets in the southern Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire on Israel.

Monday morning’s strikes were aimed at two Hamas outposts, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Palestinian sources said that a member of Islamic Jihad was injured in the attack and later died. The military denied the report, saying the Palestinian did not sustain his injuries at the same time as the attack, Ha’aretz reported.

Two Kassam rockets were fired Sunday on Israel from Gaza. More than 35 Kassam rockets, mortar shells and Grad missiles have been fired at Israel since Israel and Hamas declared unilateral cease-fires following Israel’s operation in Gaza.

The rocket attacks and responses continue as the Arab media continues to report progress being made on both an 18-month cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and a prisoner swap for kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

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