AN Israeli air strike killed a commander from Palestinian militants Islamic Jihad.

Baha Abu Al-Atta was hit at his Gaza home.

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Israeli missile defence intercepts rockets reportedly fired from Gaza into Israel[/caption]

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The Israeli city of Sderot suffered a rocket strike in retaliation to the Israeli air strike[/caption]

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu called him a “ticking bomb”.

He said: “Israel is not interested in escalation, but we will do everything required to protect ourselves.”

An Islamic Jihad official in Damascus was also targeted, killing two, including his son.

Islamic Jihad leader Khaled Al-Batsh spoke at the Gaza funeral of Al-Atta.

He said: “Israel executed two coordinated attacks, in Syria and in Gaza, in a declaration of war.”

Mourners fired guns into the air, chanting “revenge!”

The air strike sparked a wave of retaliation yesterday, including a rocket strike on the Israeli city of Sderot.

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Smoke rises after Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes over Rafah, Gaza[/caption]

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A factory burns in Sderot following a direct hit by a rocket launched from the Gaza strip[/caption]

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Firefighters deploy to put out the fire at the factory[/caption]


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