IAF strikes Hamas facility in Khan Yunis

Palestinians: Facility damaged, but none wounded; IDF: Strike a response to mortar shells fired earlier.

February 12, 2009 04:10
IAF strikes Hamas facility in Khan Yunis

IAF helicopter shoots. (photo credit: IDF)

The IAF bombed a Hamas outpost in Khan Yunis overnight Wednesday in response to continued rocket and mortar shell fire on southern Israel. The IDF spokesperson said the air force confirmed a hit. According to Palestinian sources, helicopters fired two missiles at a Hamas military command center in the southern Gaza town. The sources said the command facility was damaged, but there were no casualties. The attack came after Gaza terrorists fired three mortar shells at the Eshkol region on Wednesday afternoon. The rockets landed in open fields, causing no damage or casualties. The army said that over 40 rockets, mortar shells and Grad missiles had been fired at the South since both Israel and Hamas declared cease-fires at the end of Operation Cast Lead in mid-January. The IDF emphasized that it would continue to hold Hamas responsible for all projectiles fired from Gaza, regardless of which Palestinian terror group is launching them.

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