Israel bombs Hamas sites in Gaza following rocket attack


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Air Force bombed two of what the Israeli military identified as Hamas “terror sites” in Gaza.

There were no reports of damage or casualties in the strikes on Monday night, which came hours after a rocket fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel. There were no injuries and no obvious damage. Area residents reported hearing an explosion.

Code Red sirens sounded in communities on the Gaza border before the rocket landed in an open area.

“The intolerable reality of civilians continually living under the threat of Gaza rockets is unacceptable, unbearable and must stop,” Israel Defense Forces spokesman Lt.-Col. Peter Lerner said in a statement. “Hamas must enforce their responsibilities or face the consequences. We will act against those that attack us and hold those that enable attacks against Israel accountable.”

It was the second rocket fired from Gaza at southern Israel in less than a week. One fired on Oct. 21 landed in a field; it caused no injuries or damage.

It was the 18th rocket fired from Gaza to hit Israeli territory in 2015.

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