Red alert rocket siren sounds in southern Israel, IAF strikes in response

October 24, 2016 06:46
Gaza Strip

Light streak trail is seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel July 29, 2014. (photo credit: REUTERS)

The Red Alert rocket siren sounded in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip early Monday Morning.

According to the IDF spokesperson's unit, there was no rocket impact in Israeli territory, and in response to the attack, the IDF carried out air strikes on Hamas terror infrastructure in Northern Gaza.

Earlier this month, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired a rocket at Sderot, setting off air raid sirens and narrowly missing homes. The rocket exploded in a road in the southern town, failing to cause physical injuries, but sending one local resident into shock.

The Israel Air Force struck a number of Hamas terror targets in response, launching air strikes in northern and southern Gaza.

Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi said following the early October attack that “a drizzle” of rockets on Sderot and other Gaza border communities, as experienced in the past, was not acceptable, and insisted that if there was no “quiet” in Sderot and the Israeli south then there should be no quiet in Gaza either.

Yaakov Lapin and Jeremy Sharon contributed to this report.

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