GAZA, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Islamic Hamas movement on Saturday held Israel responsible for "the dangerous escalation" in the Gaza Strip.
Israeli warplanes early on Saturday carried out a series of intensive airstrikes on militants' facilities in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, killing a 27-year-old Palestinian man and injuring two others.
Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum said in an emailed press statement that "Israel's bombing and its targeting of resistance facilities and our people in Gaza is a continuation of Israel's criminal record."
He added that it is "a dangerous escalation against innocent civilians, which Israel must be held responsible for."
"All those crimes will never break our people's resilience," said the statement.
Israeli security sources said the bombing was in response to dozens of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel on Friday night, for which Israel held Hamas responsible.
Israeli media reported that the rockets hit several areas in southern Israel and caused severe damage to a house and several cars.