IAF strikes 2 Gaza targets following rocket attacks

The IDF said it had attacked an underground rocket launcher in central Gaza in retaliation for a Palestinian rocket attack.

February 11, 2014 08:17
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A Palestinian man removes shattered glass from a window of a building after witnesses said it was hit in an Israeli air strike at Nusseirat in the centre of the Gaza Strip. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Following Palestinian rocket attacks on southern Israel, the Israel Air Force launched air strikes on two targets in Gaza overnight Tuesday.

The IDF said an underground rocket launcher in central Gaza, and a second terrorism target in the north of the Strip were hit in the air strikes, adding that both targets were accurately struck before fighter jets returned to base safely.

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"The attack occurred after repeated projectile attacks, which Hamas did not stop in recent days," the IDF Spokesman added.

A Palestinian rocket fired from Gaza exploded in open territory in the Hof Ashkelon region on Monday night.

The rocket triggered an air raid siren, but failed to cause injuries or damages.

On Sunday, The Israel Air Force and the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) launched a targeted strike on a Palestinian terrorist who has been behind a spate of rocket and border attacks on Israel on Sunday, critically injuring the man as he rode on a motorbike.

Abdallah Kharti, a member of the Popular Resistance Committees, and who is affiliated with a global jihadi network, took an active role in the planning and execution of rocket attacks, including ones that have targeted Eilat, according to security forces.

In recent days, Palestinian terrorists targeted southern Israeli rural districts with rockets.

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