Gaza/Jerusalum: Israeli war jets struck a training facility belonging to Islamic Hamas movement in central Gaza Strip, wounding two people, medics and security officials said.
Ashraf al-Qedra, Gaza health ministry spokesman, told reporters that two security men were lightly injured by the shrapnel of an Israeli missile which was fired on Friday night at an area east of Nuseirat refugee camp in central part of the coastal enclave, Xinhua reported.
The Israeli air strike came shortly after Gaza militants fired two rockets from central Gaza Strip into southern Israel. No damages or injuries were reported, according to Israel Public Radio.
The Israeli military confirmed the air strike in a statement, saying that the rocket, which targeted civilians in southern Israel, landed in an open area, causing no injuries.
The statement said the air attack was carried out against a “Hamas terror infrastructure” in Gaza.
Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, Israel’s military spokesman, added that since the beginning of August multiple rockets have been fired towards southern Israel, most falling short in the Gaza Strip, accusing terrorists of using the Strip as a launch pad for rocket attacks, and warning that Hamas must fulfill its responsibilities or face the consequences.