Israel Strikes Hamas Targets After Intercepted Rocket Fire From Gaza - Military

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Israel Strikes Hamas Targets After Intercepted Rocket Fire From Gaza - Military

TEL AVIV (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 11th September, 2019) The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have attacked over a dozen targets in the Gaza Strip, including a weapons manufacturing site, following the Tuesday launch of two rockets, fired from Gaza, the IDF said in a statement.

"Our fighter jets struck 15 terror targets in #Gaza in response to the rockets fired at #Israel earlier tonight," the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement on Twitter, adding that the targets included "a weapons manufacturing site" and a "Hamas terror tunnel.

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On Tuesday, Israel's defense system intercepted two rockets fired from Gaza toward the Israeli port cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was evacuated from Ashdod where he was holding a pre-election meeting.

Hamas, a Palestinian Sunni militant organization in control of the Gaza Strip, has been locked in a protracted on-and-off conflict with Israel, which continues to refuse to recognize Palestine as an independent political and diplomatic entity.

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