Hamas has announced that Israel would pay for aggression against the Palestinian people after the Israeli Air Force struck Hamas strongholds in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

“The occupation (Israel) will pay the price for any aggression against our people or resistance sites and the response will be direct,” a spokesperson for the terrorist group  said, as quoted by AFP.”We will increase and expand our response to the extent that the occupation persists in its aggression.”

The Israeli Defense Forces announced on Wednesday that terrorists in Gaza had fired 15 rockets towards Israel during the night, prompting a military response from Israel. Around 10 sites belonging to Hamas, including an explosives manufacturing factory and a military training compound, were targeted in Gaza by Israeli military strikes.

“Our Air Force just struck Hamas targets in Gaza including a weapons and explosives manufacturing factory and a military compound,” the IDF announced on Twitter. “We will continue to operate against any attempts to attack Israel.”

It was earlier reported by Reuters that a rocket launched from Gaza had wounded two Israelis in Ashdod as rocket warning alarms were heard close to the border.