IAF strikes Gaza underground rocket launchers, terror tunnel amid heavy rocket fire

Dozens of rockets hit southern Israel on Monday prompting air strikes on Gaza.

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July 7, 2014 18:27
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Grad rocket with police 150. (photo credit: Reuters)

 
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The IAF struck targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday after communities in the western Negev came under heavy rocket fire throughout the day.

More than 30 rockets pounded southern Israeli communities on Monday, with one Grad rocket reaching as far as Beersheba. The Eshkol and Sha'ar Hanegev areas were heavily hit by rocket fire on Thursday morning and afternoon.

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IAF aircraft struck three underground rocket launchers in the northern Gaza Strip in response to the fire. Palestinians reported that a 4-year-old boy was moderately injured in the air strike. The IAF later struck an attack tunnel in southern Gaza that was aimed at carrying out a terror attack against Israeli civilians.

The Security Cabinet met on Monday to discuss possible responses to the continued projectile fire from Gaza which has seen some 150 rockets hit Israel's southern communities in recent weeks.

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