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The IDF said it intercepted a rocket launched at Israel from Gaza late Monday, a few hours after Israel bombed Hamas terror positions in retaliation for rocket fire earlier in the evening.
The military said in a statement that the Iron Dome missile defense system shot down a rocket fired at Israel from Gaza. No injuries or damage were reported in Israel.
Shortly afterward, an Israeli tank responded by bombarding a Hamas terror position in northern Gaza, the military said. No injuries were reported.
Earlier, Israeli planes and tanks shelled positions in Gaza after terrorists fired a rocket toward southern Israel, in what was the latest in a series of cross-border exchanges.
Monday’s strikes came a day after Israel said it destroyed a tunnel built by Hamas that ran several hundred yards into Israel. Hamas threatened Israel with a “heavy price” for demolishing the tunnel.