Israeli planes target Gaza sites: Army
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 29, 2011, 13:09
  
Jerusalem: Israeli aircraft attacked "terror sites" in central and northern Gaza early on Thursday after Palestinians fired three rockets at the Jewish state the day before, the Army said.

"Israeli air force aircraft targeted a terror activity site in the central Gaza Strip, and a terror tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip," a statement from the military read.

"Direct hits were confirmed. The targeting of these sites was in response to the firing of rockets at Israel on Wednesday," the statement read.

Last night, Palestinian militants fired two rockets from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel, hitting the Eshkol Region but causing neither casualties nor damage.

Earlier yesterday, a rocket fired from Gaza landed in the Sha'ar Hanegev region. It did not explode or cause any casualties or damage.

The Palestinian attacks came after two Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip killed a Palestinian and wounded about 20 others on Tuesday.

The Israeli Army said the latest strikes were against "global jihad" targets in the Palestinian territory, who were planning cross-border attacks from neighbouring Egypt.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, December 29, 2011, 13:09


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