IAF strikes several Gaza targets following Kassam attack
LAST UPDATED: 08/02/2011 08:16
Air Force action comes in response to Kassam rocket fired at southern Israel, moderately injuring a woman in her fifties.
An IAF fighter jet takes off [illustrative photo] Photo: Ho New / Reuters
IDF spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that the air force attacked several
targets in Gaza overnight, including a smuggling tunnel in the southern Strip and a
terrorist center in the north.
No information was been given on
possible casualties, but the statement confirmed that the planes
returned to their bases safely and that the hits were on target.
IAF strikes terror targets in Gaza after Kassam
Three rockets from Gaza Strip fired into Israel
The attack was in response to a Kassam rocket
fired at southern Israel from Gaza on Monday night.A
woman in her fifties was moderately injured by shrapnel from the rocket, which landed between in open territory in the Ashkelon Coast
Regional Council. An air raid siren went off before the rocket landed.
The woman was rushed by Magen David Adom paramedics to the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.
She is a resident of a Beduin community in the western Negev.
police response team, headed by Lt.-Cmdr. Yoram Sofer, head of the
Lachish police sub-district, arrived on the scene of the attack and are
expected to run an analysis of the rocket.
Over the weekend, two Kassam rockets fired from Gaza landed near Israeli
communities in the western Negev, the IDF spokesperson's office said.
No injuries or damage was reported