IAF strikes Gaza cell preparing to fire at Israel

Terrorists fire mortar shells at IDF force on border, 4 rockets land in South, none hurt; Palestinians say 2 killed in IAF strike.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 22, 2012 09:19
Smoke rises after IAF bombs in Gaza (Illustrative)

IAF airstrike Gaza_311 reuters. (photo credit: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters)

 
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The Israel Air Force bombed a Palestinian terrorist cell in northern Gaza about to carry out a mortar attack on southern Israel, the IDF said Monday morning.

The air strike accurately struck the cell, the IDF said. Palestinian sources said that two terrorists were killed in the IAF strike and two more were injured.

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Earlier in the morning, terrorists fired mortar shells at an IDF force carrying out a routine patrol along northern Gaza. Soldiers returned fire.

In addition, four rockets fired from the coastal territory landed in open areas in the Sha'ar Hanegev and Ashkelon Coast Regional Council areas. No injuries or damage were reported in the attacks.

Last week saw an escalation in hostilities on the Gaza front, with dozens of rockets falling on southern Israel and the IAF striking centers of terror activity in response.

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