JERUSALEM - Palestinian extremists fired at least 11 rockets into Israel on Friday after an airstrike against a Hamas target in the Gaza Strip killed a Palestinian civilian and his 12-year-old son.
The rockets landed in Israeli territory but caused no casualties, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.
Earlier Friday, Israel carried out multiple airstrikes against Hamas facilities in Gaza. One damaged a house next to a targeted site, killing a civilian, Bahajat Zaalan, 42, and wounding several members of his family, according to Gaza health official Adham Abu Salmia. Zaalan's son, Ramadan, later died of his injuries, the official said.
Other houses were damaged by fire or shrapnel and a total of 25 people were wounded, Abu Salmia said.
In a statement Friday, Israel's military expressed regret for harm to bystanders but blamed Hamas for choosing "to operate while embedded within a civilian population, using them as a human shield to protect their actions."
The military said the civilians were not directly harmed by the airstrikes but rather by the explosion of rockets stored at the sites hit.