A smoke plume rises in Gaza City after a reported Israeli airstrike on March 18, 2017. A rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip slammed into southern Israel on March 18, 2017, prompting retaliatory Israeli tank fire, sources on both sides said, without any reported casualties. The Israeli army said the rocket hit an open area. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)
GAZA, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian sources and eye witnesses said Saturday that Israeli war jets struck the military facilities in Gaza Strip, no injuries reported.
Sources told Xinhua that Israeli jets struck military facilities that belong to Islamic Hamas movement in northern Gaza with three missiles in succession.
The attack came hours after Israeli tank shelling targeted a Hamas military facility in response to a rocket launched earlier from Gaza into Israel.
No Palestinian party has claimed responsibility for the rocket firing.
On March 15, Israeli war jets launched two airstrikes on military facilities in Gaza in response to a rocket attack, no injuries reported.
Prior to that, Israeli army struck Hamas sites in Gaza after claiming rockets were launched into southern Israel.
In February, a Hamas military spokesman warned Israel that Hamas militants would fire back at any Israeli military escalation in the Gaza Strip.
In 2014, Egypt brokered a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel ending about two months of fighting between the two sides, during which Israel's large-scale offensive killed more than 2,200 Palestinians and wounded about 11,000 others.