July 31, 2010
Israel carried out air strikes on targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday after a rocket fired from the Palestinian territory exploded in the city of Ashkelon, witnesses said.
The air strikes hit a training camp in Gaza City used by the Islamist group Hamas, which rules the enclave, and smuggling tunnels along Gaza’s southern border with Egypt. Another air strike struck an empty caravan in the central Gaza Strip.
Palestinian medical workers said four people were lightly wounded from debris in Gaza City. The Israeli military had no immediate comment.
Earlier in the day, Palestinian militants in Gaza fired a rocket into Ashkelon on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, blowing out the windows of an apartment block and damaging parked cars in a residential area of the city.