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(photo credit: IDF Spokesperson's Office)
The IAF struck several targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Wednesday, including a weapons manufacturing facility and a tunnel intended for the infiltration of terrorists into Israel.
There were no reports of casualties in the strikes.
Spokesperson's Unit released a statement after the attack justifying it as a response to Hamas terror attacks from the area.
"The IDF remains committed to protecting the citizens of Israel and will
continue to act against terrorism. The IDF holds Hamas solely
responsible for terrorism emanating from the Gaza Strip," said the statement.
The strike came in response to the Kassam rocket launched earlier
which hit and damaged a factory in the Sdot Negev Regional
Council area. Nobody was injured in the attack.
The rocket fell on a packaging plant at approximately four in the
morning on Wednesday morning and the nearby Kerem Shalom crossing was
closed shortly afterward due to terror warnings.
MK Otniel Schneller (Kadima) said that the event illustrated the need
for active defense systems on Israel's border with Gaza to prevent
Over 90 rockets and mortar shells have been fired at Israeli territory
since the beginning of 2010, and over 330 rockets were fired from the
Gaza Strip into Israel since the end of operation Cast Lead, according to the IDF.