Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip, May 4, 2019. (JTA/Hassan Jedi/Flash90)
Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip, May 4, 2019. (JTA/Hassan Jedi/Flash90)

Israeli fighter planes strike Hamas military compound in northern Gaza

Israeli fighter planes struck what the Israeli military identified as Hamas “terror targets” in retaliation for a rocket fired on southern Israel.

The rocket fired on Israeli territory on Friday night landed in an open area; no damage or casualties were reported. About two hours later, military projectiles that were not rockets were fired from Gaza on Israeli territory.

The retaliation came early on Saturday morning, striking a Hamas military compound in northern Gaza, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Earlier Friday, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the stomach by Israeli troops and killed while demonstrating on the Gaza border with Israel. Official demonstrations on the border had been ordered canceled earlier in the week by protest organizers, but some still took place.

Marcy Oster
Marcy Oster

Israel-based JTA correspondent

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