Israel shells Gaza after failed rocket attempt

The Gaza post|The News of Palestine-Gaza

After Palestinians attempted to fire a rocket into Israel , Israeli tank has shelled a post of the Islamist Hamas movement in Gaza.

There was no word on Monday morning of any casualties. Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008. A fragile ceasefire has been observed along the largely closed border since the most recent conflict in 2014.

Missiles and rockets are periodically fired into Israel, generally by hardline Salafist Islamist groups opposed to Hamas. But Israel holds Hamas responsible for all rocket fire from Gaza, regardless of who carried it out, and usually retaliates within hours.

On Saturday, Hamas police arrested a suspected jihadist leader in Gaza, Nour Issa, 27. In August, a suicide bomber allegedly linked to the Islamic State group killed a Hamas guard in southern Gaza along the border with Egypt, in a rare attack against the Islamists.

Source:AFP

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