Hamas said that Israel would “pay” for “agression” against the Palestinian people after Israeli Air Force strikes against its targets in Gaza Strip on Wednesday , the group said in a statement, as quoted by AFP.
“The occupation (Israel) will pay the price for any aggression against our people or resistance sites and the response will be direct,” Hamas argued. “We will increase and expand our response to the extent that the occupation persists in its aggression.”
The Israeli Defense Forces announced on Wednesday that “terrorists in Gaza” had fired 15 rockets towards Israel during the night, prompting a military response from Tel Aviv. Around 10 sites belonging to Hamas, including an explosives manufacturing factory and a military training compound, were targeted in Gaza by Israeli military strikes.
“Our Air Force just struck Hamas targets in Gaza including a weapons and explosives manufacturing factory and a military compound,” the IDF announced on Twitter. “We will continue to operate against any attempts to attack Israel.”
It was earlier reported by Reuters that a rocket launched from Gaza had wounded two people in the Israeli city of Ashdod as rocket warning alarms were heard close to the border. No fatalities from the airstrikes were reported from either side.