When Israel attacks: Israeli troops fire rockets into southern Gaza

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IDF soldiers fired a barrage of rockets into the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, a military spokesman said, in what was the first such attack since Israel declared a state of emergency on the territory following an offensive against Hamas militants in the territory.

In a statement on Twitter, army spokesman Lt.

Col. Peter Lerner said that an Israeli aircraft was fired upon by rocket fire from Gaza, where Hamas fighters have been battling Israeli troops.

Lerner said the IDF launched airstrikes from its airbase at Shejaia, east of Gaza City, into the area, killing at least two terrorists.

It was not immediately clear what kind of weapons were fired, but Israel has been criticized for the attacks.

The attacks came after Hamas claimed the death toll from its attack on Israel’s southern border with Gaza, in which it claimed that it killed four soldiers, one of them a sergeant.

Israeli officials have said that there were no casualties from the attack, which also targeted a military outpost in the Gaza Strip.

The military has called the attack a “stab in the back” by Hamas, which is not recognized by the international community and has called for the destruction of its rocket arsenal.

The Israeli military said it would investigate the incident.

Earlier this week, Israeli troops launched a dawn raid into Gaza, and were greeted by gunfire and explosions from Gaza as they entered the coastal enclave.

The operation, which lasted until 1 a.m., killed a Hamas commander and two other militants, the military said.

The attack came after Israeli officials announced a unilateral military strike on the Gaza strip.

Earlier in the day, Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian in a West Bank village, according to the Palestinian news agency Ma’an.

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