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Israeli military strikes target in Gaza after rocket attack

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2015 | 8:13 PM

JERUSALEM (AP):

The Israeli military said it struck a Hamas target in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was fired at Israel.

The military said it hit a Hamas weapon manufacturing facility early yesterday. It said the rocket launched earlier caused no damage or injury. No injuries were reported following the airstrike.

Israel said it held the Islamic militant group Hamas, which rules Gaza, responsible for rockets launched from the territory.

Israel and Hamas fought a brutal 50-day war last year. Since then rocket fire and airstrikes have largely subsided although there is still occasional violence.

The military said eight rockets have been fired from Gaza since January.