IAF hits total of six targets throughout Gaza

After 5 Kassam rockets fired from Strip, IDF confirms strikes carried out against 2 tunnels, 4 Hamas targets; 2 children reportedly lightly hurt.

By OR SCHWARTZ
July 15, 2011 07:06
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Israel Air Force aircraft carried out air strikes against a total of six targets throughout the Gaza Strip overnight Thursday, in direct response to the firing of high-trajectory projectiles by Palestinian terrorists at western Negev communities, the IDF Spokesperson announced.

Two children were reportedly lightly injured after IAF aircraft bombed two smuggling tunnels in southern Gaza and four terrorist targets in the northern and central parts of the Hamas-controlled territory, the IDF confirmed.

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The ordnance used in the air strikes struck the intended targets accurately and precisely, the IDF added.

The IDF will not tolerate attempts to harm Israel's citizens and solders and will continue to operate against any and every individual who resorts to terrorism against the state, the spokesperson vowed.

The IDF views Hamas exclusively responsible for events occurring in Gaza and places the blame on the terror group for disrupting the peace.

Shortly before the confirmation by the IDF, Palestinian witnesses and Hamas officials reported IAF fighter jets had bombed four Hamas training camps.

Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported that aircraft bombed a target south of Gaza City, with no reports of injuries as well as targets in Khan Younis.

Earlier Thursday, five Kassam rockets fired from Gaza struck the Sha'ar Hanegev and Hof Ashkelon regional councils. No damages or injuries were caused in the attack.

Reuters contributed to this report.


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