The air force struck four terrorist targets in Gaza on Tuesday evening in
response to Palestinian mortar fire earlier in the day at soldiers in the Eshkol
The IDF said it hit a weapons manufacturing site and two attack
tunnels in southern Gaza, and a fourth terrorist activity center in the north of
“This is in response to the projectile fire on our forces who
were working near the [border] fence this morning,” the IDF Spokesman’s Office.
It added that the military will not tolerate any attempt to harm civilians or
soldiers, and will act against any element seeking to activate terrorism against
the State of Israel.
“The terror organization of Hamas is the address,
and it bears responsibility,” the IDF Spokesman’s Office said.
morning, a Gazan mortar shell struck in the Eshkol region. No injuries or damage
Soldiers were operating in the area where the mortar shell
landed near the Gaza border fence.
Also on Tuesday, a Palestinian
terrorist was killed and four others were injured in an explosion in Gaza City,
the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported. Ma’an quoted security sources in
Gaza as saying the explosion was accidental and not the result of an Israeli
Tuesday’s events came after the air force bombed two underground
rocket launchers in the northern Gaza Strip last Thursday, in response to a
mortar attack on southern Israel earlier in the day. Palestinians did not report
any injuries or damage in the strikes.
The Palestinian attack and IAF
reply occurred a year to the day after the IDF launched the week-long Operation
Pillar of Defense, which began with the targeted assassination of Hamas military
wing head Ahmed Jabari, and which was aimed at reducing Hamas rocket fire on