Israel Defence Forces (IDF) have hit weapons installations in central Gaza Strip in retaliation for rocket attacks. The airstrike targeted Hamas's weapons production facility, said the IDF.
No casualties were reported from either the rocket attacks or the airstrike. However, the incident has the potential to trigger fresh tensions in the region. At least eight rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip in August.
"The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for the goings-on in the Gaza Strip," read a statement from the IDF.
The latest rocket attack aimed at southern Israel landed in an uninhabited area in the Eshkol region in the Gaza Belt. No damage was reported and warning sirens did not go off.
Israeli army spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner said the IDF would "not tolerate any attempt to undermine the security of southern Israel. The Hamas terror organisation is responsible for today's attack against Israel".
Local reports suggest Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, may not be directly responsible for the rocket attack. It is believed the attacks came from some small Salafi groups in the region.