Israel's air force has struck Hamas targets in the Gaza strip in response to a rocket attack.

Israel again hits Gaza with air strikes

“Overnight (Monday), another rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory,” the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) said in a statement.

“In response, a short while ago IDF fighter jets struck a military post belonging to the Hamas terrorist organisation.”

“The IDF will continue to respond to terror efforts from the Gaza Strip,” the Israeli Defence Forces statement continued.

It was the third night in a row of Israeli military responses to attacks originating out of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli military said it continues to consider Hamas, which controls Gaza, to be responsible for any attacks launched from its territory.

Tensions have been on the rise at the border separating the Gaza Strip from Israel, leading to worries that the two sides might soon be in open conflict again. There have been deaths and injuries at demonstrations along the border.

Additionally, residents of the Strip have once again begun sending up balloons carrying explosives or flammable items, hoping the winds will carry them to Israel and cause damage. Israel has denounced such activities before and used them as a pretext for assaults.

Read the article in The North West Star (AAP).