Israel Strikes Gaza After Rocket Lands Near Israeli Port

An Israeli aircraft struck a number of sites in the Gaza Strip from the air early on Wednesday after Palestinian militants fired a rocket landing near the Israeli port city of Ashdod. The Israeli military said it struck four terror infrastructures in the southern Gaza Strip some 20 kilometers north of the Gaza border and that hits were confirmed. There were no reports of any casualties or damage although Gaza residents said missiles struck several locations throughout the Gaza Strip, including places used as training camps by Islamic Jihad militants. It was the longest-range militant rocket strike since a truce that ended the 50-day war last year. There was no immediate claim of responsibility in Gaza for the rocket launching.