Three Kassams fired from Gaza Strip, IAF hits back

July 13, 2011 06:47

IDF says weapons manufacturing sites in the northern Strip were hit by aircraft; move comes in response to Kassam rockets fired into Israel.

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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)

A Kassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in a field near a kibbutz in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council Wednesday morning, according to Army Radio. No injuries or damage was reported.

Earlier, the IAF struck two targets in the northern Gaza Strip overnight Tuesday, which the IDF described as sites used for weapons production. Direct hits on the targets were recorded, the IDF spokesperson said.

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The airstrikes were in response to two rockets that were fired from the Strip into Israeli territory Tuesday night.

The Kassam rockets exploded in the western Negev. No injuries or damage was reported, although one landed near a local kibbutz.

Over the weekend, the IAF attacked tunnels in the northern strip in response to rocket fire.

Late last week, an IDF soldier was lightly wounded by an explosive device that was detonated near his vehicle along the Gaza border fence.

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