Israel Navy commandos raided a facility from which Hamas fired many long-range rockets at Israeli cities, the IDF said early Sunday.

During the raid, the commandos were shot at by Hamas gunmen, and they returned fire.

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“The facility was hit and damaged,” the army said.

Four commandos were lightly wounded during the special operation and were evacuated to hospitals in Israel.

A senior security source said on Sunday, “We are deploying special forces in Gaza. The commandos were ordered to deal with long-range rockets, and came under fire during the raid.”


A firefight erupted between the commandos and Hamas gunmen, the source said, adding that Hamas likely sustained casualties.

“They completed their mission, and combat helicopters simultaneously fired on targets [in the area] that were chosen ahead of time,” he added.

The source said several Palestinian gunmen were hit by the commandos’ return fire during the raid.