IAF strikes multiple terror targets in southern Gaza

Israeli aircraft responds to rockets fired toward Ashekelon, Ashdod areas; no immediate reports of injuries on Palestinian side.

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March 13, 2014 14:15
An Israel Air Force jet

IAF jet 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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The Israel Air Force struck seven terror targets in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday afternoon.

There were no immediate reports of Palestinian injuries in the attack.

The attack came after two rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza landed in open territory near Ashkelon and Ashdod on Thursday morning.

Wednesday night saw Islamic Jihad terrorists launch more than 40 rockets on southern Israel in the largest flare-up of Gazan terrorism since 2012.

The Air Force responded to Wednesday's attack by striking 29 targets across the Gaza Strip.


A Palestinian official said Thursday that Egypt was attempting to broker a ceasefire between the sides.

(Photo: IDF tanks on Gaza border, March 13, 2014, Credit: Marc Israel Sellem)



Jpost.com staff contributed to this report.

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