Reason for the air-strike still officially unconfirmed, but likely retaliation for explosive device detonated earlier today targeting IDF soldiers on patrol along the border with Gaza.
The Israel Air Force struck terror sites in the central and southern Gaza Strip, Friday afternoon, according to the IDF Spokesman’s Office.
The reason for the strike is still unconfirmed.
Earlier in the day, explosive device detonated near the southern border of the Gaza Strip, Israeli media reported. No injuries were reported in that incident.
Soldiers from an IDF unit carrying out routine operational activity along the border between Israel and southern Gaza reported hearing a loud explosion.
Soldiers returned fire with tank rounds, targeting an area in Gaza near the border used by terrorists as a lookout to track IDF movements, and which was used in this incident, an army spokesman said.
“We are checking the source of the explosion,” the spokesman added.
Palestinian sources reported that IDF forces returned fire into the Strip east of Khan Younis, injuring four people.
Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report.
View original Jerusalem Post publication at: http://www.jpost.com/Defense/IAF-targets-terror-sites-in-Gaza-360815