>> Israel's military says it has attacked a training compound in Gaza used by the Hamas Islamist group. The hit on Monday was reportedly in response to rocket strikes from the Palestinian enclave, which have surged since US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital earlier this month. It includes two rockets officials say were fired late on Sunday.
One exploding inside an Israeli border community and the other hitting an open area. Another rocket launched early on Monday fell short inside Gaza itself. Three structures in the Hamas training camp were hit by the Israeli counterstrike, but neither sides reported any casualties in the overnight shelling exchange. The attacks took place just days before Vice President Mike Pence visits Israel and neighboring Egypt.
Militants in Gaza, which is controlled by Hamas, launched more than a dozen rockets into southern Israel over the last two weeks. That's the most intensive level of attacks since the seven-week-long battle in 2014.>>