Israel targets Hamas sites after Gaza rocket attack Jan 03, 2018 0 54 12345 AFPGaza CityIsraeli aircraft attacked Hamas bases in Gaza early on Tuesday in response to a rocket from the Palestinian enclave targeting southern Israel hours before, officials said.The aircraft targeted a"military compound belonging to the terrorist organisation Hamas," a statement from the army read.Palestinian security sources said the strikes were in Khan Younes in the south and Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, causing damage but no casualties.On Monday night, a rocket hit a town in southern Israel, causing no damage or casualties.Palestinian militants in Gaza have fired 18 rockets or mortar rounds at Israel in violence that erupted after US President Donald Trump's controversial December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, six of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome defence system.The projectiles are often fired by fringe radical Islamist groups, but Israel holds Gaza's militant rulers Hamas responsible for any attacks from the territory and retaliates by targeting Hamas positions."The IDF holds Hamas solely accountable for events in the Gaza Strip," the army statement read, referring to the Israel Defence Forces. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Israel law tightens hold on occupied Jerusalem sectors Jan 03, 2018 0 664 Algeria breast cancer survivors shunned as 'half-women' Jan 03, 2018 0 83 Iran's supreme leader blames enemies for spread of unrest Jan 03, 2018 0 56 UN rights experts decry repression in Saudi Arabia REUTERS GENEVA United Nations human rights experts called on Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to end"repression" of rights activists and release dozens detained since September for peacefully exercising their civil and .. Iran reopens all border posts with Iraqi Kurdistan Iraq Iran on Tuesday reopened the last two border posts with Iraqi Kurdistan that it closed in response to an independence vote rejected by Baghdad and neighbouring countries, officials said. The Iranian consulate in .. Saudi minister back at work after graft detention Riyadh A Saudi minister who was detained in an anti-govt probe at a Riyadh hotel attended a cabinet meeting on Tuesday after he was"proven innocent", media reported. The official Saudi Press Agency posted on its Twitter .. Egypt files murder charges against Coptic church attack suspect CAIRO Egypt's public prosecutor has filed murder charges against a man accused of killing 11 people in an attack on a Coptic church and a Christian-owned shop in a Cairo suburb last week, judicial sources said. The .. Egypt hangs four convicted of 2014 bomb attack CAIRO Egypt has hanged four men convicted by a military court of killing three military students in a bombing in 2014, security sources said on Tuesday. It was the second reported multiple execution of convicted Islamist .. Egypt to extend state of emergency for 3 months CAIRO Egypt is to extend its nationwide state of emergency for three months from Jan. 13 to help tackle"the dangers and funding of terrorism", state news agency MENA said on Tuesday. Egypt first imposed the current state .. 2 shells from Syria hit southeastern Turkey: Anadolu ISTANBUL Two artillery shells from Syria hit Turkey's southeastern province of Hatay on Tuesday and Turkish border troops fired back, the state-run Anadolu agency said. The shells came from an area of Syria .. Iran reformists condemn violence and US support for protests Tehran Iran's reformist politicians on Tuesday condemned violence that has rocked the country in recent days, accusing the US of stirring unrest while still calling on their government to address economic ..