Israel Launches Air Strikes on Gaza After Rockets Fired

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By Paul Goldman

TEL AVIV - Israel carried out three air strikes on Gaza Saturday, in response to rockets fired by Palestinian militants into southern Israel, officials said.

“In response to the attacks, [Israeli air force] aircraft targeted three terror sites in the northern Gaza Strip,” the IDF said in a statement. Late on Friday, Gaza militants had fired at least two rockets into Israel. One struck a town, damaging a bus but causing no injuries. A second was shot down by a missile defense system.

It was the eleventh rocket attack so far in 2015, the IDF said.

The cross-border violence came as tension remained high in Jerusalem and the West Bank, where Israeli security forces and Palestinians have clashed over the past week.

Reuters contributed.