Israel strikes Hamas positions across blockaded Gaza

JERUSALEM (AA): Israeli warplanes on Monday carried out a fresh wave of airstrikes across the Gaza Strip, according to military sources.

In a statement, Israeli army spokesman Avichay Adraee said the air raids had targeted Hamas positions across the blockaded coastal enclave.

According to the same statement, Israeli warplanes targeted a three-story building in Gaza used by Hamas as a security headquarters.

An Anadolu Agency correspondent based in Gaza City reported hearing a number of loud explosions.

Warplanes, the correspondent said, had also struck a Hamas site in the northern Gaza Strip, along with agricultural land near the cities of Khan Yunis and Rafah.

Earlier Monday, rocket-fire emanating from Gaza reportedly left seven Israelis injured.

In response, the Israeli army deployed Iron Dome missile-defense batteries in several locations across the country, according to local media reports.

The army also deployed two additional infantry brigades along the Gaza-Israel buffer zone — while calling up fresh reservists from its air-defense units — in the immediate wake of the rocket barrage.