IDF strikes Hamas infrastructure in retaliation for rocket fire

The Israeli military struck Hamas military infrastructure early on Sunday morning in response to rocket fire launched towards the southern city of Ashkelon, the second time in two weeks. The strikes, carried out by Israeli Air Force jets and attack helicopters targeted Hamas military sites including “two rocket manufacturing sites, underground infrastructure and a training facility for the Hamas terror group’s naval force,” the IDF Spokespersons Unit said in a statement. The IDF said it holds Hamas responsible for the rocket fire and “will bear the consequences” for the rocket fire. Israel, the statement added, takes “all terror activity against Israel very serously and is prepared and willing to act as resolutely as necessary against attempts to harm Israeli citizens and its sovereignty.” Late on Saturday night, a rocket was fired towards the southern city of Ashkelon sending thousands. No group claimed responsibility for the rocket fire.