The IDF thwarted two attempted attacks against Israel in a 12-hour period on
Wednesday night and Thursday morning, killing six Palestinians in the process,
according to Gaza medical sources.
IAF aircraft targeted a terrorist
squad in the central Gaza Strip during final preparations to fire rockets at
Israel on Wednesday night, the IDF Spokesman’s Office said.
The cell had
been involved in rocket fire on southern Israel in the past, the IDF
“We identified an accurate strike,” the IDF Spokesman’s Office
Palestinian sources said at least three men were killed in the air
strike, and one wounded.
They also said that the cell had been hit near
The wounded were rushed to a local hospital via
The air strikes came after several rockets were fired at
Israel over the past week, one of which struck and damaged a home in Sderot
early on Friday morning.
On Thursday morning, the IDF attacked a
terrorist cell attempting to place a bomb on the Gaza border. Infantrymen from
the Givati Brigade along with tanks and aircraft successfully struck the
Palestinian sources said that three people were killed by IDF fire
in the incident.
The IDF Spokesman’s Office stated that “the IDF will not
tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians, and will operate against anyone
who uses terror against the State of Israel. The Hamas terror organization is
solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza
Meanwhile, an Iron Dome anti-missile system battery has been
installed in metropolitan Tel Aviv.
The system, which was installed on
Thursday, is expected to remain in place for several days, as it calibrates
itself to the area. Batteries have previously been installed at Sderot, Ashkelon
and Ashdod.JTA contributed to this report.