The Palestinian Health Ministry said at least 25 people (including children) were wounded in air strikes by the Israeli on targets in Gaza.
The Israeli military claimed the strikes targetted a Hamas training camp and on a weapons depot in response to rockets fired earlier from Gaza at Israeli towns. Witnesses told Reuters that most of the wounded were residents of a building near the camp.
The official Israel Defense Force (IDF) Twitter account posted that Israeli aircraft had “targeted a Hamas training compound and an ammunition warehouse in the Gaza Strip”.
Later, the IDF said that a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip had hit the southern Israeli city of Sderot. The rocket failed to explode and caused no injuries according to public radio.
At least one Palestinian was killed in clashes with Israeli troops earlier on Friday and dozens wounded in “day of rage” protests against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.