The Israel Air Force bombed a Palestinian terrorist cell in northern Gaza about to carry out a mortar attack on southern Israel, the IDF said Monday morning.
The air strike accurately struck the cell, the IDF said. Palestinian sources said that two terrorists were killed in the IAF strike and two more were injured.
Earlier in the morning, terrorists fired mortar shells at an IDF force carrying out a routine patrol along northern Gaza. Soldiers returned fire.
In addition, four
rockets fired from the coastal territory landed in open areas in the
Sha'ar Hanegev and Ashkelon Coast Regional Council areas. No injuries or damage were reported in the attacks.
week saw an escalation in hostilities on the Gaza front, with dozens of
rockets falling on southern Israel and the IAF striking centers of
terror activity in response.