Israeli military spokesman Peter Lerner said on Monday that Israeli jets struck Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip late Sunday night in response to a rocket allegedly fired from the blockaded territory.
Jets targeted two positions associated with a Gaza-based resistance group, which has governed the Palestinian enclave since 2007, Lerner said in a post on his Twitter account.
Lerner had also posted a tweet earlier about a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, saying the rocket landed in southern Israel without causing casualties.
— Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) December 14, 2015
Israel intercepted most of the rockets fired by the resistance groups by “Iron Dome” missile defence system.
Israeli officials accepted that Hamas was not responsible for firing the rockets. However, it blamed the group for all rocket fire coming from the Gaza Strip and frequently strikes alleged Hamas positions for retaliation.
A Palestinian woman and her child were killed in an Israeli air strike on an alleged Hamas weapons factory in October when their home nearby the area collapsed due to the impact.
More than 120 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since October, 19 of those were killed in the Gaza Strip, which is suffering under a years-long embargo imposed by Israel and Egypt.