Israel Palestine conflict: Heavy shelling from rockets in Gaza as Middle East war rages | World | News

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Sirens could be heard in Gaza warning residents to prepare for incoming fire from Israel, before Palestinian fighters responded by firing rockets of their own.

The Israel Defence Force (IDF) said they had fired the jets to target three military targets in Gaza belonging to the Hamas militia in response to attacks on their country.

In a statement on Twitter they said: “The strike was conducted in response to the repeated launching of incendiary kites and balloons with explosive devices attached to them from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.

“The IDF is prepared to continue operating with increased intensity and with various means in response to these terror attacks.

“The Hamas terror organisation is responsible for all events that transpire in and emanate from the Gaza Strip and will bear the consequence.”

The attack from Gaza that followed has also been confirmed.

The Palestinian Information Centre tweeted: “Our forces: resistance launches a number of rockets towards the occupied territories in 48, in response to the bombardment of Gaza’s occupation planes.”

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