On Monday night, the Israeli Defense Force(IDF) bombed a Hamas base in the Gaza Strip, in response to rocket fire into Israel, the army said in a statement.
Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem denied the group’s involvement, Maan news agency reported, saying that Palestinian factions in the enclave were not responsible for any rocket fire.
Earlier, the Israeli military said three rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel overnight. According to IDF “The strike was conducted in response to the violent acts of the last few hours being carried out by Hamas along the security fence.”
No Israelis have been wounded and the military has faced criticism over the use of live fire.
Israeli authorities also announced a punitive reduction in the flow of fuel to the strip’s main power station, meaning a deep cut in the already rationed electricity supply.