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Hamas: 1 person injured in Israeli airstrike on Gaza

By Kathryn Tancos, CNN
Palestinians inspect the damage to a tunnel destroyed during an Israeli air strike in Rafah, southern Gaza.
Palestinians inspect the damage to a tunnel destroyed during an Israeli air strike in Rafah, southern Gaza.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The IDF says the attack is in response to the firing of rockets into Israel
  • A Hamas security official says three Israeli air strikes hit a military training camp
RELATED TOPICS
  • Israel
  • Hamas

(CNN) -- Israeli fighter jets attacked two targets in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in retaliation for a spate of militant rockets launched into Israel this week, an Israel Defense Forces spokeswoman said.

A Hamas security official in Gaza said one person was injured in the attack.

"In response to the intensive firing of rockets into Israel, the IDF targeted a smuggling tunnel and active terror center in the Gaza Strip," said the IDF spokeswoman, who declined to be identified, citing IDF protocol.

Twenty-four mortar shells and three Qassam rockets have been launched from Gaza into Israel since Sunday, according to the IDF. "One landed near a kindergarten three days ago," the spokeswoman said.

The Gaza Strip is controlled by Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement that is considered a terrorist organization by the United States, Israel and the European Union.

The Hamas security official in Gaza said three Israeli air strikes hit a military training camp early Saturday morning.

CNN's Talal Abu-Rahma in Gaza contributed to this report.