IAF strikes Gaza Strip in response to rocket attack

IDF says it hit a terror activity center in the central Strip, won't allow any attempts to harm Israeli citizens or soldiers.

September 30, 2011 06:11
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The IAF struck the central Gaza Strip early Friday morning in response to a Kassam rocket attack on Thursday. The IDF Spokesman's Office said that the location of the strike was a terror activity site.

"The IDF won't allow any attempts to harm Israeli citizens or IDF soldiers and continues to act against all sources of terror activity against the State of Israel," the IDF statement continued, saying that it holds Hamas responsible.

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No injuries were reported following the strike.

Earlier Thursday evening, a Kassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in an open area inside Israel. No injuries or damages were reported.

On Tuesday, two rockets fired from Gaza exploded in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. No injuries were reported in that attack.

One of the rockets exploded near an electricity line causing damage. The second rocket landed in an open field.

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