IAF strikes Gaza terror cell attempting to fire rockets

Air Force personnel identify direct hit on cell, resulting in injuries to three terrorists, one of whom was in critical condition.

October 1, 2011 21:29
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The Israeli Air Force struck a terror cell attempting to fire long-rage rockets into Israel in the area of Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday.

IAF troops identified a direct hit on the cell, resulting in injuries to three terrorists, one of whom was in critical condition.

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The IDF vowed to continue responding to terror threats, including the firing of high-trajectory weaponry into Israel.

Saturday's strike came a day after the IAF struck the central Gaza Strip early Friday morning in response to a Kassam rocket attack on Thursday. The IDF Spokesman's Office said that the location of the strike was a terror activity site.

"The IDF won't allow any attempts to harm Israeli citizens or IDF soldiers and continues to act against all sources of terror activity against the State of Israel," the IDF statement continued, saying that it holds Hamas responsible.

No injuries were reported following the strike.

Earlier Thursday evening, a Kassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in an open area inside Israel. No injuries or damages were reported.

On Tuesday, two rockets fired from Gaza exploded in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. No injuries were reported in that attack.

One of the rockets exploded near an electricity line causing damage. The second rocket landed in an open field.

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