today Israeli warplanes bombed southern Gaza following the launch yesterday of a rocket into the Israeli town of Ashdod from the Palestinian territory, facts which caused no casualties but rekindled tension almost a year of the last major Israeli offensive against the blockaded coastal region.
in a new chapter of the oldest conflict in the Middle East the rocket landed last night in a vacant lot in the vicinity of Ashdod, 30 kilometers north of the border with Gaza, an Israeli military spokesman blamed the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which rules in the region.
"factions Palestinian is in accordance with the cease-fire, "he said through a statement Ismael Radwan , senior leader of Hamas.
Furthermore, the Palestinian security forces arrested several members of the Islamist group Islamic Jihad and accused of violating the ceasefire in force with Israel.
This is the fourth firing rockets into southern Israel since the ceasefire that ended the offensive 50 days Israel launched between July and August, in which 2,0 Palestinians were killed, mostly civilians, and 73 Israelis, 67 of them soldiers.
for the first time since then, a projectile fired from Gaza fell in a remote area border and, as in all cases, had an immediate response from the Israeli Air Force, today bombed four positions in Gaza.
"the army attacked four terrorists infrastructure in southern Gaza" said a military part in which Israel responsible Islamist movement Hamas of the situation, the agency EFE .
in this context, the Palestinian security forces in the Gaza Strip, they arrested several members of the radical Islamic Jihad group and have accused them of violating the ceasefire.
the points hit by the Israeli Air Force are training bases of Islamic Jihad, according to testimony from Gazans, who they reported no casualties in the attacks were recorded.
Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu said today that his country will do whatever is necessary so that the situation in Gaza Strip remains calm.
"the IDF took immediate and decisive action in response to the shooting. That's our policy, "he said.
His defense minister, Moshe Yaalon, said for his part that" Israel will not remain with folded arms behind the firing of a rocket against its citizens by the Islamic Jihad "." Gaza will pay a high price if an escalation of violence occurs, "he said in a statement.
the launch of a rocket at Ashdod yesterday, it seems to have occurred in the context of an internal dispute between radical factions in the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian web Walla