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The News Minute | December 20, 2014 | 8:55 am IST Israeli war jets struck a Hamas military post on Saturday in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis, security officials said. The security officials and eyewitnesses said that the Israeli jets struck with four missiles at a training post that belongs to the Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas in Gaza, Xinhua reported. No injuries were however, reported as a result of the airstrikes. The strike on the Hamas post was a response to an earlier rocket attack carried out by unknown militants in southern Israel. The rocket had hit southern Israel, but caused no damage, according to an Israel Radio report, which was cited by Xinhua. It is the first time that Israel carried out an airstrike on Hamas training facilities since the end of Israel's 50-day large-scale air and ground military offensive on Gaza Aug 26. The Israeli offensive left around 2,200 Palestinians dead and more than 11,000 injured. The offensive had also left tens of thousands of people homeless and displaced. The offensive on the Gaza Strip ended after Egypt brokered a ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Hamas-led militant groups. However, both sides had been accusing each other for violating the agreement. IANS
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