IAF strikes 7 Gaza terror sites in response to rocket fire on Israel

Air force carries out retaliatory strike in Strip after terrorists in Gaza fire volley of rockets toward Israel.

June 24, 2014 23:43
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An Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip

An Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip 370 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS/Amir Cohen)


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The Israel Air Force struck seven terror sites in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday night in response to a volley of rockets fired at southern Israel earlier in the evening.

The IDF targeted five underground rocket launchers in the northern Gaza Strip, one terror activity site in central Gaza and a weapons manufacturing site in south Gaza, according to the IDF Spokesman's Office.

"The Hamas terror organization and its offshoots are responsible for what happens in its jurisdiction," the Spokesman's Office said.

Palestinian terrorists fired several rockets from the Gaza Strip toward southern Israel on Tuesday evening.

The Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepted two rockets between Zikim and Ashkelon.

A third projectile launched from Gaza landed in open territory in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council.

The Code Red rocket siren was sounded in the southern communities, alerting citizens of the attacks.

No injuries were reported on the Israeli side.

One rocket fired by terrorists in the Gaza Strip fell short of traversing the border with Israel and injured four Palestinians in the coastal enclave, AFP reported witnesses and medics as saying.

According to the report, a child was among the wounded.

The attack was the latest in a string of rocket launches from Gaza over the past week.

On Sunday morning, the Israel Air Force struck four sites in the Gaza Strip in response to rockets that were fired into Israel late Saturday night.

Security sources said in recent days that small jihadi organizations in Gaza had been behind the attacks.

The IAF struck five targets in Gaza early on Friday in response to a Palestinian rocket attack on Ashkelon that occurred on Thursday evening.

The targets included three underground rocket launchers in northern Gaza, one terrorist center in central Gaza, and a weapons storage facility in south Gaza.

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