The Israeli military announced late on September 11 that its warplanes had carried out a new wave of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip in response to the recent rockets attacks.
“IDF [Israeli Defense Forces] fighter jets and aircraft attacked a number of targets in a military compound belonging to the Hamas terror group in the northern Gaza Strip. The attack was in response to the rocket fire from the Gaza Strip at Israeli territory earlier in the day … The IDF will continue to act against attempts to harm citizens of Israel and sees the Hamas terror group as responsible for what is done in the Gaza Strip,” the army said in an official statement.
The Shehab Agency confirmed that a headquarters of the Hamas Movement in the area of Beit Lahia in northern Gaza was targeted by several Israeli airstrikes. No one was reportedly killed or injured as a result.
During the airstrikes, Palestinian fighters targeted Israeli warplanes with heavy machine guns. The unusual air-defense fire triggered a false rocket alarm in several Israeli settlements near Gaza.
No group has claimed responsibility for these rocket attacks, so far. Israel had held Hamas responsible. However, the Palestinian group denied this, according to several sources.