Israel Launches Airstrike on Gaza in Response to Rocket Fire From Hamas

Attacks come ahead of peace talks


JERUSALEM, Aug. 14 (UPI) — The Israeli military launched an airstrike Wednesday at the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire by Hamas, Israeli military officials said.

There were no casualties in either attack, which came just as as Israel-Palestinian peace talks were set to begin in Jerusalem, The New York Times reported.

A statement from the Israeli military said Hamas was behind rocket fire launched at civilians living in the Sha-ar HaNegev regional council Tuesday, The Jerusalem Post reported.