October 15, 2019

Israel Bombs Hamas Military Post in Gaza in Response to Mortar Fire

Flame and smoke are seen during an Israeli air strike in Gaza City March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammed Ajour

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli army bombed a Hamas military post in Gaza on Tuesday in response to mortar fire from the coastal strip on southern Israel earlier in the day.

Four mortars were fired at Israel: Three landed inside Gaza and a fourth in an open area inside of Israeli territory, the Israel Defense Forces said. It did not cause any damage.

It was the fifth attack from Gaza on southern Israel in the past two weeks.

The IDF did not provide any reports as of Tuesday night about injuries or damage in the strike on the military post.

On Monday, Israel cut by half the amount of fuel it ships to Gaza in response to recent rocket attacks. On Sunday night, three rockets were fired from Gaza at Israeli territory. Two of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system and a third landed on the side of a highway, sparking a small fire.