Israel strikes Hamas base in Gaza after gunfire on kibbutz homes


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Air Force struck a Hamas military base in the northern Gaza Strip in retaliation for sniper fire from Gaza on homes in a southern Israeli kibbutz.

The fire from Gaza on Wednesday evening hit several homes in Kibbutz Netiv Ha’asara, located on the border with Gaza. No one was injured in the attack. One of the bullets reportedly shattered a window and hit a television as two children, ages 6 and 9, were watching it.

A synagogue on the kibbutz was damaged by sniper fire from Gaza in April.

The Air Force attack on Thursday morning struck the Hamas military installation where the sniper fire is believed to have originated, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

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