Israeli jets launched eight air strikes early Friday on Gaza, Palestinian officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
A spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said the F-16s hit two weapons factories, one in northern Gaza and the other in central Gaza, as well as two weapons depots in southern Gaza. The strikes were carried out in retaliation against the firing of makeshift Qassam rockets from Gaza into Israel, the spokesman said.
- Journalist Talal Abu-Rahmeh contributed to this report.