In pictures: When Israel strikes back at Hamas

Following the Friday night rocket attack on Israel by Hamas, the IDF attacked terrorist targets in the Gaza strip.

December 9, 2017 10:09
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Gaza border brief with Seth J. Frantzman

Gaza border brief with Seth J. Frantzman


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In response to rocket fire that hit the southern Israeli city of Sderot on Friday night, the IDF says it struck four terror targets in Gaza. According to Palestinian sources 25 people were hurt. Hamas confirmed that two of its gunmen were killed in the bombings.

A Palestinian man looks at a nearby militant target in his apartment that was damaged in an Israeli airstrike, in the northern Gaza Strip December 9, 2017. MOHAMMED SALEM/ REUTERS

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Reports have surfaced that the Nasser Salah Eddine brigades, a Palestinian militant organization operating out of the Gaza Strip, has claimed responsibility for the rocket fire.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said at least 25 people were wounded in the strikes, including six children.

Smoke is seen as a Palestinian man inspects a militant target that was hit in an Israeli airstrike in the northern Gaza Strip  MOHAMMED SALEM/ REUTERS

According to an IDF statement IAF jets struck a Hamas military compound, a weapons warehouse and two other sites where the terrorist group manufacturers weapons.

“The IDF views the shooting at Israeli communities severely, and Hamas is solely responsible for what happens in the Gaza Strip,” the statement added.

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