The Air Force struck three targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Tuesday, in
retaliation for Palestinian rocket fire on Sderot and its surrounding area over
the past two days.
The IDF spokesman said aircraft struck two weapons
production sites and a weapons warehouse in northern Gaza.
an accurate hit. All of our planes returned safely to base,” he said. “The
attack is a response to the rocket fire on Israeli territory.” The spokesman
added that the army viewed Hamas as the responsible entity.
sources said one of the targets reached is a Hamas general intelligence
On Monday, a Palestinian rocket exploded outside of Sderot
just as parents took their children to their first day of school after the end
of the summer vacation. The Color Red alert sounded, prompting parents and
children to run for cover.
On Sunday, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza
fired three rockets at the Sderot area.
Two of the rockets landed in the
industrial area of Sderot, causing damage to two factories – one of which had
been badly damaged in a previous rocket attack – and a third landed in an open
field, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.