Israeli tank fire struck a Hamas post in the Gaza Strip after a rocket launched from the enclave hit a nearby Israeli city
(AFP) – Israeli tank fire struck a Hamas post in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after a rocket launched from the Palestinian enclave hit a nearby Israeli city, with no casualties reported on either side.
The rocket hit the Israeli city of Sderot, part of which lies less than a kilometre (less than a mile) northeast of the Gaza Strip, run by Islamist movement Hamas, the Israeli military said.
The area was closed off and bomb disposal teams were working at the site, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.
A small Salafist group — followers of an ultra-conservative brand of Sunni Islam who oppose Hamas — claimed responsibility for the attack.
“Thanks to God, the so-called Sderot settlement was targeted by a homemade rocket,” the Ahfad al-Sahaba group said in a statement.
The same group has claimed
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