Israel says airstrike targeted al Qaeda-inspired group in Gaza, Palestinians say 1 dead
Palestinians gather around the wreckage of a motorcycle following an Israeli airstrike in Jabalia, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP / Hatem Moussa)
Published Saturday, October 13, 2012 3:34PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, October 13, 2012 11:17PM EDT
JERUSALEM -- Israel's military says its aircraft fired at militants belonging to an al Qaeda-inspired group in Gaza a day after rockets hit a house in Israel.
A military statement said aircraft "targeted terror operatives" of a "Gaza-based global jihad affiliate" Saturday evening.
Palestinian health official Ashraf al-Kidra said one man was killed and another injured in the airstrike. Hamas said a security facility was hit, causing no injuries.
A rocket fired from Gaza hit a house in southern Israel on Friday. Nobody was hurt but a bedroom was sprayed with shrapnel.
Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers have mostly kept an unwritten truce since a short war almost four years ago. Attacks have persisted but at a slower pace. Gaza militants fired over 40 rockets at Israeli towns this month, the military said.