An Israeli rocket is fired into the northern Gaza Strip July 17 2014.. (photo credit:REUTERS)


The Israel Air Force attacked a Hamas terrorist target in Gaza a few hours after a rocket hit southern Israel.

The IDF Spokesman said the air strikes were a response to the missile attack, and that it views Hamas as being responsible for all terrorist activities in the Gaza Strip.

Earlier Sunday, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in an open area near the border in Israel Sunday night, the IDF said.

The rocket triggered warning sirens in the Sha’ar Hanegev regional council area. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

As reported by The Jerusalem Post