Israel Air Force hits multiple Hamas targets in Gaza after mortar attack on southern Israel


IAF jets launch reprisal attacks overnight, taking out 3 Hamas terror targets after a mortar shell fired from Gaza explodes in southern Israel Wednesday evening.

By Yoav Zitun and Elior Levi


The IDF launched a fresh wave of airstrikes overnight Wednesday against three Hamas terror targets in the Gaza Strip. The move comes as a retaliation for the firing of artillery shells on the Eshkol Regional Council late Wednesday.

The IDF spokesperson’s Unit said that it held Hamas exclusively responsible for all activities in the strip and would continue to operate in a determined manner in order to maintain peace and quiet for Israel’s southern residents

The mortar shells exploded near the border fence shortly before midnight Wednesday but no red alert siren was sounded. No injuries nor damage were reported and the residents were not provided with any irregular instructions.

The airstrikes were launched against a Hamas military outpost in Shuja’iyya and Hamas security apparatus targets adjacent to the security fence. No injuries were reported as a result of the reprisal attacks.


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