Jan 3, 2014
IAF strikes Gaza in response to rocket fire
Israeli jets bombed targets in the northern Gaza Strip Thursday night, hours after a rocket launched from Gaza landed in the Negev Regional Council.
There were no immediate reports of injuries. The IDF confirmed it struck the Gaza Strip in response to the rocket fire earlier in the evening, which caused no injuries or damage.
Twitter users in the Gaza Strip reported at least four explosions.
The exchange of fire was the latest in a series of recent security incidents along the volatile Israeli-Gaza border.
The missile came several hours after a Palestinian teen in Gaza who attempted to damage the border fence was shot and injured by IDF soldiers operating nearby.
It was not clear if there was a connection between the rocket fire and the shooting.Last week, the Israeli Air Force struck targets in Gaza after several rockets hit Israeli territory, landing in open areas.