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The Israel Defense Force (IDF) announced new airstrikes on Gaza early Friday morning, saying they were "attacking terrorist targets" in the territory.

"We are currently striking Islamic Jihad terror targets in Gaza," the IDF tweeted. "This comes after rockets were indiscriminately fired from Gaza at Israeli civilians today." In a previous tweet two hours prior, they noted two rockets fired into southern Israel from Gaza were intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system.

Reports from inside the Gaza Strip said Gaza city and Hattin, west of Khan Younis, had been hit by IDF attacks. Others reported airstrikes near Rafah, in the south of the territory. Explosions and the roar of IAF jet engines, as well as the whine of drone motors, were recorded by observers in the early morning hours.


Gazan journalist Muhammad Smiry​ reported at least two injuries resulting from the attacks.

​Meanwhile, several trucks carrying IDF armored vehicles were recorded rolling down an Israeli highway Friday morning in the direction of the Gaza border.

​The exchange of fire comes just hours after Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the IDF reached a fragile truce, with IDF reporting rocket fire from Gaza hours after that. At least 34 Gazans have been killed by IDF airstrikes in recent days.