IAF strikes 4 Gaza targets in response to rocket

By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
February 12, 2012 01:43

Hours after terrorists fire Kassams into Israel, IAF hits targets in Strip; Gaza hospital officials: Palestinian civilian dead in strike.

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Smoke rises after IAF bombs in Gaza (Illustrative)

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IAF aircrafts struck four terror targets in the Gaza Strip Saturday night, in response to a Kassam rocket which Palestinian terrorists fired at the Eshkol Council area.

Hospital officials in Gaza said that the air strike killed a Palestinian civilian, a guard in his 50s or 60s at an animal farm east of Gaza City. His caravan was hit by a missile and his adult son was wounded, the officials said.

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The IDF accurately hit four targets along the Strip; a terror tunnel in southern Gaza, a terror tunnel in the Center and a third terror tunnel and weapons manufacturing site in the North. The army confirmed that the jets returned safely to their bases.

"The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli citizens and IDF soldiers will continue to act against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel," an IDF statement affirmed.

On Friday a Kassam rocket exploded in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council, causing no injuries.

Some light damage was caused to buildings in the blast radius.

The rocket attack came after Palestinian reports that an Islamic Jihad terrorist was wounded by IDF fire in the northern Gaza Strip late Friday night.

One man was lightly injured in the incident near Beit Lahia, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported citing an Islamic Jihad spokesman.

The IDF Spokesman's Unit said it was unaware of the incident in Gaza.

Last week Gazan terrorists fired at least eight rockets towards the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. The salvo caused no damage or injuries as the rockets exploded in open fields in the northern Negev region.


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