The Israeli Air Force (IAF), conducted several airstrikes on Hamas positions in Gaza after the Palestinians launched a rocket attack in southern Israel this weekend. 

According to WAFA, the official Palestinian news agency, Israeli planes hit numerous targets in southern, eastern, and western Gaza, late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. The strikes caused property damage but no casualties were reported. WAFA added that the airstrikes were in retaliation for rockets being fired on “an illegal Israeli settlement near the Gaza Strip.”

According to WAFA,  Israeli aircraft fired three rockets at a Hamas site to the west of Gaza City, destroying it and causing damages to properties located adjacently. 

Israeli aircraft then struck a Hamas outpost in Tal al-Hawa neighborhood, west of Gaza City, with a pair of missiles, completely destroying it and causing damage to neighboring residential facilities. WAFA also claimed that IAF aircraft targeted an agricultural area east of the city with five rockets which also caused damage to nearby civilian properties. 

In south Gaza, IDF aircraft fired five rockets at two sites to the west of the cities of Khan Younis and Rafah, destroying both sites and causing damage to neighboring properties.

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) stated on Twitter that the airstrikes were in response to the rocket fire emanating from Gaza against southern Israel.