IAF planes strike in Gaza after rockets slam South

2 weapons production facilities, 2 other terror targets hit in response to series of rockets fired; no injuries reported.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 19, 2011 15:14
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Smoke rises after IAF bombs in Gaza (Illustrative)

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Israel Air Force aircraft struck four targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday afternoon in response to a series of rockets that hit Israel, one of which left six people injured in Ashdod. 

The army said it struck two weapons production facilities, and two other terror targets, one in the north and one in the south of the strip. No injuries were reported.

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Earlier on Friday, IAF aircraft struck seven Hamas security installations in Gaza, killing at least one Palestinian, in further retaliation for the three-stage terror attack on Thursday.

Gaza residents said three compounds controlled by Hamas were hit in the overnight raids. Medical officials said a 13-year-old boy in a nearby building was killed and 17 people were wounded.

On Thursday evening the IAF bombed the southern Gaza Strip, killing the leadership of the Popular Resistance Committees who had orchestrated the attacks.

Eight Israelis, including a soldier from the Golani Brigade, were killed earlier in the day in the multi-stage attack in the South carried out by PRC members who infiltrated from Egypt.

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The PRC members killed in the retaliatory IAF air strike included the head of the terror group Kamal Nirab, who the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) said had personally directed and planned the attack.

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