Israel strikes Hamas positions after rocket fired from Gaza

Israel strikes Hamas positions after rocket fired from Gaza
The Israeli army says it has targeted a position belonging to Hamas after militants from an unknown group fired a rocket toward Israel
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Israeli rockets struck Hamas positions in Gaza [Getty]

The Israeli army attacked military positions belonging to Hamas in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday after unknown militants in the besieged Palestinian enclave fired a rocket at Israel, the army said.

In a statement the Israeli army said that one of its tanks targeted three Hamas military positions in the north of the Gaza Strip after the rocket was fired.

A security source in Gaza confirmed three positions had been damaged, but reported no casualties.

The Gaza rocket hit an open field near the border, with no immediate reports of casualties or damage, an Israeli military spokeswoman said.

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Wednesday's rocket was the first since March 27, and came as Israel was lifting restrictions imposed during the coronavirus outbreak.

No Gaza group took responsibility for the rocket fire.

Separately on Wednesday morning, Hamas's military wing announced the death of a fighter who was killed when a tunnel he was working in collapsed in Gaza the previous day.

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