Middle East

Israel strikes north Gaza after rocket fire: witnesses

Israeli soldiers check an "Iron Dome" battery, a short-range missile defence system, positioned in an industrial area of Israel's northern coastal Mediterranean city of Haifa on August 31, 2013. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI

GAZA CITY: The Israeli air force launched a strike on the northern Gaza Strip on Monday, eyewitnesses told AFP, just hours after militants there fired rockets at the Jewish state.

The witnesses said the attack targeted a Hamas training camp which was empty at the time, leaving no casualties.





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