IAF strikes Gaza terrorists after mortar attack

January 21, 2012 08:38

Raid comes in retaliation to 3 mortar shells fired into Eshkol Region; strike hits near Rafah airport, Palestinian sources report.

An IAF fighter jet takes off [illustrative photo]

IDF IAF fighter jet takes off airstrik air strike 311 (R). (photo credit:Ho New / Reuters)

The Israel Air Force struck terrorists in southern Gaza on Saturday morning, the IDF Spokesman's Office said in a statement.

The strike comes in retaliation to three mortar shells that were fired from the Gaza Strip into the Eshkol Regional Council earlier on Saturday and a rocket fired into southern Israel on Friday. No injuries or damage were reported.

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IAF aircraft recorded direct hits on their targets, and reiterated that it holds Hamas responsible for all terror activity emanating from Gaza and it will continue to respond forcefully to attacks on Israeli citizens.

According to Ma'an news agency, the IAF strike hit targets near the Gaza airport in Rafah.

Yaakov Katz contributed to this report.

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