Israeli Retaliatory Airstrikes on Hamas Positions in Gaza Injure 4 Palestinians

"Some time ago a shell hit an open area in the district (city ed.) Ashkelon".

The airstrikes came after Israel claimed a rocket fired from Gaza has landed in the Israeli town of Asqalan.

The israeli army has bombed Tuesday of the sites of the Hamas on the Gaza strip, which injured three people in retaliation to a rocket hit a little earlier in the south of Israel, said official sources.

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In a statement, the Israeli army said that the attacks came in response to a homemade shell which was sacked from Gaza into the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, during late night hours, but landed in an open area, causing no damage or injuries.

"We will not allow the enemy to keep Gaza a testing ground for its weaponsŲŒ" Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said.

"The fourth person, a 26-year-old, is in serious condition".

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The Israeli side usually blames the Palestinian Hamas movement, which rules the Gaza Strip, for the attacks carried out from the territory of the Gaza Strip.

According to Palestinian media, one of the strikes targeted the refugee camp of al-Shati, home to Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. "No casualties were reported", - said the Israel defense forces.

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