Israel strikes Hamas sites in Gaza over a rocket firing – military

JERUSALEM, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Israeli fighter jets struck Hamas sites in Gaza in response to rocket firing towards Israel on Friday evening, an Israeli army spokesman said in a twitter post early on Saturday.

Sirens warning of incoming rocket fire sounded near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip late on Friday, the Israeli military said.

The sirens were sounded just hours after police captured two militants from Gaza’s Islamic Jihad group who had escaped from a maximum-security Israeli prison earlier this week. read more

The recent rise in cross-border violence tests a fragile

truce that ended fierce fighting in May. L1N2Q004J

Reporting by Rami Ayyub and Stephen Farrell and Alaa swilam in Cairo; Editing by Leslie Adler and Raju Gopalakrishnan

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