Israel Air Force Retaliates Striking 2 Gaza Targets After Rocket Attack on Israel

 

By YAAKOV LAPPIN, JPOST.COM STAFF

 

The IAF struck two Hamas targets in southern Gaza a few hours after a rocket attack on southern Israel. The IDF Spokesman Unit said that it viewed Hamas as being responsible for all terrorist activities in the Strip.

A rocket exploded in an open area of the Gaza border region in the South earlier Monday evening.

IAF fighter jets during the Red Flag joint exercise at Nellis air force base in Nevada – Photo: IDF SPOKESMAN’S OFFICE

IDF units were searching the area for the projectile. There were no injuries in the attack. Rocket sirens sounded in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council in the area before the rocket fell.

Earlier, citizens in the area reported hearing an explosion.

At the beginning of the month the IDF deployed an Iron Dome missile defense system battery in the southern city of Beersheba.

This is the second rocket to be fired on the area in less than one week, with the last incident occurring last Wednesday.

In recent months an ISIS-affiliated terror group has fired rockets from Gaza at Israel.

The Sheikh Omar Hadid Brigades is responsible for a growing number of rocket attacks from Gaza. It hopes to spark a new war between Hamas and Israel that will weaken Gaza’s rulers and enable the Salafist group to fill the resulting power vacuum.

It was not clear who fired the rocket at Israel on Monday evening.

 

View original The Jerusalem Post publication at:
http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Israeli-Air-Force-strikes-Gaza-targets-following-rocket-attack-in-the-South-430123

One comment

  1. Guadalupe C2 says:

    Please do whatever you must do to defend yourselves. There are many people who stand with Israel and her people. And our Loed is on the side of Israel.

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