Israel strikes Gaza after new rocket attacks — Hamas battles Islamic extremist groups for control

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A Palestinian boy cleans debris near a training base of the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigades, the military wing of Hamas, in Gaza City, after Israeli warplanes struck multiple militant targets in the Palestinian coastal Strip on June 4, 2015. AFP Photo

JERUSALEM (AFP) – The Israeli air force hit the Gaza Strip early Sunday for the second time in three days after new rocket fire from the territory hit southern Israel, the military said.Aircraft hit “terrorist infrastructure” in the north of Gaza, a military statement said, without elaborating.

The government also ordered the closure of the Erez and Kerem Salom border crossings until further notice.

The rocket hit open ground south of the port of Ashkelon, which was also the target of three rockets fired on Wednesday night.

The army said there no casualties.

On Friday evening, the military deployed batteries of its Iron Dome air defence system around Ashkelon as…

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