The Israeli military says it has struck Gaza weapons manufacturing sites following mortar fire toward Israel.

The military says three airstrikes hit their targets early Thursday in response to a string of Gaza mortar attacks at southern Israeli communities.

The military says five projectiles were fired at Israel, lightly injuring one man. No one was wounded in the Israeli retaliation.

The flare-up is rare in a region that has remained largely quiet since Israel’s three-week-long offensive into Gaza two years ago.

Israel launched the offensive to halt near-daily rocket fire from the Palestinian territory ruled by the militant Hamas group. Some 200 projectiles from Gaza have landed in Israel this year.

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