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August 21, 2016
A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip exploded in the southern Israeli community of Sderot on Sunday afternoon.
In response, the IDF struck Hamas terror infrastructure targets in the northern Gaza Strip with air power and struck additional terror infrastructure sites by tank fire. An Israeli shell damaged a Beit Hanoun water tower and there were no casualties, local residents said.
The IDF said that it will "continue to act with determination at all times to guard the security of the citizens of the State of Israel."
An IDF spokesman said that there are no details at this time on who in Gaza fired the rocket and what the targets were specifically that the IDF hit.
Police confirmed that the site of the Gaza projectile's remains had been located in the city.
'Red Alert' rocket sirens were activated prior to the projectile's strike as residents in the area reported hearing an explosion.
There were no initial reports of injuries or damage. Local residents were prohibited from entering the area until police bomb disposal experts concluded investigations.
The city of Sderot boasts a population of 19,000 residents. According to the IDF, 14 rockets from Gaza have been fired into Israel so far in 2016.
In late May, Ajnad Bait al-Maqdis, a salafi terror organization operating in the Gaza Strip claimed responsibility for a rocket strike on southern Israel.
In response to rocket fire launched towards Israel on May 25, the Israeli Air Force attacked two Hamas terror infrastructure targets in the Gaza Strip.
At least 50 people have been been killed and nearly 100 injured after a child suicide bomber ripped through a wedding party in Turkey.
Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan said it was likely that ISIS was behind the attack which saw the bomber, a boy, thought to be aged between 12 and 14, detonate his explosives among people dancing in the street at a party in the city of Gaziantep last night.
The pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party, or HDP, said in a statement that the wedding was for one of its members, and women and children had been among those killed.
While another added: 'It was carried out like an atrocity.
'We want to end these massacres. We are in pain, especially the women and children.'
Erdogan said in a statement that there was 'no difference' between the group of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen who he blames for the failed coup bid, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) 'and Daesh (ISIS), the likely perpetrator of the attack in Gaziantep'.
'Our country and our nation have again only one message to those who attack us - you will not succeed!' he said.
'The aim of terror is to scare the people but we will not allow this,' said Deputy Prime Mehmet Simsek, who also represents Gaziantep in the Turkish parliament.
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A female terrorist attempted to carry out a stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint in Samaria in the West Bank on Sunday evening. The attacker has been neutralized.
The attacker came to Shaked Checkpoint in northern Samaria by car. Armed with a knife, she exited her vehicle and pulled out the knife.
Soldiers on the scene identified the weapon and deduced her intent, and they managed to gain control of her. She was arrested and taken for questioning.
The IDF spokesperson reported that a female soldier on the scene was lightly wounded by the knife in the struggle to neutralize the threat. She received medical treatment at the scene.