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May 27, 2015 10:34 am

Israeli Defense Minister Yaalon Blames Islamic Jihad for Gaza Rocket Fire

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Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said the Islamic Jihad terror group is behind the latest rocket fired at Israel. Photo: Reuven Kapuscinski.

Israel’s defense minister is blaming Islamic Jihad — a smaller Palestinian militant group in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip — for the latest rocket fired at Israel that drew retaliatory airstrikes overnight.

Moshe Yaalon says the airstrikes targeted both Islamic Jihad and Hamas sites in Gaza early on Wednesday, after Islamic Jihad fired a rocket toward southern Israel late on Tuesday night.

Read full story at the Associated Press.

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