World ISIL Group Claims Responsibility for Gaza Rockets Fired into Israel

ISIL Group Claims Responsibility for Gaza Rockets Fired into Israel

Hamas rockets_53f9f6244a1b3Up to three rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel on Wednesday, landing in open fields near the western town of Negev.

According to local media, the rockets set off Code Red sirens in several towns bordering Gaza on Wednesday night, including Askhelon and Netivot. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are assessing the damage, though no injuries have been reported as the two rockets landed in empty fields.

A group linked to the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) has reportedly claimed responsibility.

The incident follows another attack last week, when a rocket was fired into the Gan Yavne region in East Ashdod on Tuesday, the first attack since an August 26 ceasefire. 

The rocket resulted in no injuries. Though there was no indication as to who was responsible for the attack, an army source said the IDF “views Hamas as being responsible for everything that occurs in the territory of Gaza.”

The IDF launched attacks on Hamas infrastructure in Gaza in retaliation for those rockets.

 

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