Israel Air Force scores two successful retaliatory hits on Hamas targets – one in the center of the strip & second in the northern part of the terrorist enclave.
The Israel Air Force (IAF) struck two Hamas terrorist sites overnight between Sunday and Monday, hitting targets in central and northern Gaza, following a Gazan rocket attack on Southern Israel that occurred on Sunday night. There were no injuries reported in the rocket strike.
The IDF Spokesman Unit said the airstrikes were a response to the rocket attack a few hours earlier
On Sunday night, a projectile fired from Gaza exploded in an open area in the Sha’ar Hanegev Council, triggering warning sirens in Sderot and in the surrounding areas. There were no injuries or damage in the attack.
Security forces launched a search of the area to locate the rocket’s remnants.
A small ISIS-affiliated group has sporadically fired rockets into southern Israel. The small jihadi-Salafi group calling itself the Omar Hadid Brigades has been behind past rocket attacks, and Hamas has not fired a single projectile at Israel since the August 30 2014 truce that ended 50 days of conflict.
The Omar Hadid group is named after a key figure who helped Abu Musab al-Zarqawi set up and run al-Qaida in Iraq nearly a decade ago, planting the seed for the Islamic State in Iraq, which eventually turned into ISIS when it crossed into Syria.
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