IAF strikes several Gaza targets following Kassam attack

Air Force action comes in response to Kassam rocket fired at southern Israel, moderately injuring a woman in her fifties.

August 2, 2011 08:16
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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 IDF spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that the air force attacked several targets in Gaza overnight, including a smuggling tunnel in the southern Strip and a terrorist center in the north.

No information was been given on possible casualties, but the statement confirmed that the planes returned to their bases safely and that the hits were on target.

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IAF strikes terror targets in Gaza after Kassam attack
Three rockets from Gaza Strip fired into Israel overnight

The attack was in response to a Kassam rocket
fired at southern Israel from Gaza on Monday night.

A woman in her fifties was moderately injured by shrapnel from the rocket, which landed between in open territory in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council. An air raid siren went off before the rocket landed.

The woman was rushed by Magen David Adom paramedics to the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.

She is a resident of a Beduin community in the western Negev.

A police response team, headed by Lt.-Cmdr. Yoram Sofer, head of the Lachish police sub-district, arrived on the scene of the attack and are expected to run an analysis of the rocket.

Over the weekend, two Kassam rockets fired from Gaza landed near Israeli communities in the western Negev, the IDF spokesperson's office said. No injuries or damage was reported

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