Israel buffeted with ten rockets fired from the Gaza Strip

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The Israeli military has said eight of these missiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome defence system. According to Haaretz one house in the southern city of Sderot was hit by shrapnel but nobody inside was reported injured. However, some vehicles are understood to have suffered damage and a 65-year-old woman was lightly injured after falling whilst running for shelter.


Palestinian sources claimed Israel responded by striking Hamas posts in the Gaza Strip and the Israeli army confirmed they had struck “terror targets”.

The Gaza Strip has been under Hamas control since 2007 while the West Bank remains under the control of the rival Fateh party.

Israel withdrew from the Strip in 2005, removing all troops and dismantling settlements.

Speaking to Israeli newspaper Haaretz security sources suggested Baha Abu al-Ata, the commander of Islamic Jihad’s northern brigade, is in charge of the recent attacks and Hamas is struggling to rein him in.

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Arab press had reported progress in talks mediated by Egypt and Qatar which aims to ease tensions between Israel and Hamas, but this could be undermined by the latest attacks.

A rocket was fired on Thursday from the Strip towards Eshkol and Sdot Negev but was not intercepted, a point of impact was not identified but locals reported hearing blasts.

Israel retaliated with strikes at Hamas posts and artillery fire east of Gaza City.

No injuries were reported in either set of strikes.


The Gaza Strip was part of the British Mandate for Palestine.

The Egyptian Army invaded the Gaza Strip a day after Israel declared independence and the Arab League declared the territory part of the All-Palestine Government.

After the dissolution of the All-Palestine Government in 1959, Cairo began an eight year occupation of the Strip.

The Six Day War of 1967 saw Israel capture the Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the West Bank from Jordan and the Golan Heights from Syria.

Israel began returning the Sinai in stages from 1979 as part of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.

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