World Bulletin/News Desk
Israeli aircraft bombed two rocket launchers in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the military said, hours after mortars fired into Israel.
There were no casualties in the attacks, which coincided with the first anniversary of a cross border conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for firing the mortars, which landed harmlessly in open areas in southern Israel.
The Israel-Gaza front has been mostly quiet since Egypt brokered a ceasefire which ended the eight-day conflagration last year, in which about 170 Palestinians and six Israelis were killed.
The Palestinian Authority, Hamas's Western-backed rivals who exercise limited rule in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, resumed peace talks with Israel in July.
The Palestinians want to establish a state in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, territories Israel captured in a 1967 Middle East war.
Israel keeps Gaza under a naval blockade and restricts imports and exports into and from the territory, home to 1.8 million Palestinians.
Hamas has denounced the peace talks as a waste of time, saying the discussions stand no chance of leading to a deal.Last Mod: 14 Kasım 2013, 16:26