Israel conducts airstrikes on Gaza Strip after rocket fire
Palestinian fishermen ride their boats as they return from fishing at the seaport of Gaza City early morning September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/File Photo
On its Twitter account, the Israeli Defense Forces said it considered Hamas responsible for rockets fired towards Israeli territory, and as retaliation, it targeted two observation posts in northern Gaza.
Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum, in a statement, said quick retaliation by the movement was necessary as Israel is increasing tensions, targeting Palestinians and peaceful protesters. He did not clearly claim responsibility on behalf of the organization for the alleged rocket attacks on Israel, however.
Since the protests began, at least 132 Palestinian demonstrators have been killed and thousands more injured by Israeli army gunfire, according to Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency.