CITY OF GAZA: Israel began airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on Thursday night after threatening retaliation in response to a barrage of cross-border rockets that it blamed on Palestinian organisations.
After AFP heard at least three explosions in the region around 11:15 p.m., the Israeli army announced that it was “currently striking in the Gaza Strip.” (2115 GMT).
According to a Palestinian security source, the attacks targeted various Hamas training facilities.
After 30 minutes, more strikes could be heard, as well as aircraft flying overhead.
After 34 rockets were launched from Lebanon into Israeli territory earlier in the day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged that Israel’s adversaries would “pay the price.”
One male was lightly hurt by shrapnel, according to Israeli rescue services, and a woman was hurt while attempting to get to safety.