JERUSALEM (APP) - Israel 's air force hit the Hamas-run Gaza Strip early Thursday after Palestinians fired a rocket into southern Israel , the military said.
"Israel Air Force aircraft targeted three Hamas posts in the northern Gaza Strip ," an army statement said.
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"The Israel Defence Forces hold Hamas responsible and accountable for all attacks emanating from the Gaza Strip ."
A rocket from Gaza hit open ground in Israel late Wednesday night, but the military reported no casualties from the attack .
On August 22, Israel pounded Gaza with aircraft and tank fire after a rocket fired from the coastal strip hit the southern Israeli town of Sderot without causing any injuries.
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Palestinian medical officials said four people were wounded during the dozens of retaliatory raids, which targeted bases of Hamas's military wing, the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, as well as of two smaller militant groups.
On July 2, Israeli air raids hit four sites in Gaza after a rocket struck a building in Sderot. There were no casualties in either attack .