Palestine: Israeli forces attack Gaza, citing supposed rocket launches into Mediterranean

Source: Reuters

“Palestinian militants in Gaza fired two rockets toward the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday which exploded off the coast of Tel Aviv and [were used as an excuse for] retaliatory [sic] strikes, Israel said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility from Gaza militants for the rocket firing or comment from Hamas, the Islamist armed group that rules the coastal Palestinian enclave. Hamas has occasionally test-fired rockets, launching them toward the sea. Hamas-affiliated Paltimes news website said, however, that Saturday’s launch was probably a malfunction. After dark fell, Israel’s military said it struck at ‘terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip.'” (01/02/22)