GAZA CITY - Israel said Monday its forces carried out dozens of air and tank strikes in Gazain response to a rocket that hit a southern Israeli town.

Palestinian medical officials said four people were wounded in the strikes, which came after a rocket was fired from Gaza into the city of Sderot without causing any injuries. "We conducted strikes against several dozen targets in the Gaza Strip" on Sunday, an army spokeswoman told AFP.

The military said it stopped all strikes before midnight, but an AFP journalist in the strip said explosions were heard until about 4:00 am.

Security sources in the territory said several targets in northern Gaza were hit by Israeli fire, and that a reservoir in the city of Beit Hanun was destroyed. Bases of Hamas's military wing, the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, as well as of two smaller groups were hit, the security officials said.

There were no reports of further attacks Monday. "The current situation on the ground in Gaza is stable and calm has returned, but we don't know the intentions of the (Israeli) occupation," interior ministry spokesman Iyad al-Bozum said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack on Sderot. A spokesman for Hamas in Gaza, Sami Abu Zuhri, said Israel "carries responsibility for the escalation in the Gaza Strip and this new aggression will not succeed" in weakening the movement.

Meanwhile,  Israel and Turkey traded fierce recriminations Monday over Israeli actions in Gaza, less than 72 hours after the Ankara parliament ratified renewed ties with the Jewish state following a six-year rift.

Israel on Sunday carried out dozens of air and tank strikes in Gaza in response to a rocket fired from the Palestinian territory into a southern Israeli town.

Palestinian medical officials said four people were wounded in the strikes, launched after a rocket was fired from Gaza into the town of Sderot without causing any casualties. Turkey issued a blistering condemnation.

“We strongly condemn these disproportionate attacks,” its foreign ministry said in a statement.

“These attacks, which caused injury to innocent Palestinian civilians, are unacceptable whatever prompted them.

“The normalisation of our country’s relations with Israel does not mean we will stay silent in the face of such attacks against the Palestinian people,” it added.

Israel responded in kind.

“The normalisation of our relations with Turkey does not mean that we will remain silent in the face of its baseless condemnations,” said its foreign ministry.

“Israel will continue to defend its civilians from all rocket fire on our territory, in accordance with international law and our conscience.

“Turkey should think twice before criticising the military actions of others,” the Israeli statement added, without elaborating.

Turkish troops last month staged a failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

It was followed by a massive government crackdown on alleged coup sympathisers which has drawn EU criticism that it may violate human rights.

Turkey and Israel were formerly close regional allies, but fell out in 2010 when Israeli commandos killed nine Turkish activists in a raid on a flotilla seeking to run the blockade.

A 10th died after years in a coma.

Turkey expelled the Israeli ambassador and suspended all defence ties in 2011.

The following year, Erdogan - then prime minister - denounced Israel as a “terrorist state”, accusing it of “ethnic cleansing” in Gaza.

In June 2016 the two countries reached agreement on restoring ties and Israel’s security cabinet approved the deal.

The Turkish parliament formally ratified it late on Friday, after a delay caused by the attempted coup.