IAF strikes Gaza in response to Kassam rocket firing

The air force hit three targets in the Strip including weapons factory; IDF says it holds Hamas responsible for all terrorist activity in Gaza.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 2, 2011 09:33
1 minute read.
A Palestinian Islamic Jihad man holds a rocket

Rocket carried by terrorist 311. (photo credit: Associated Press)

Two people were wounded Saturday night in an IAF strike on Gaza, according to Palestinian rescue services.

The IAF hit three targets in Gaza, including a weapons manufacturing factory in Central Gaza.  Direct hits were confirmed.

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The attack came in response to the firing of a Kassam rocket from the Gaza Strip that landed in a Sha'ar Hanegev regional council kibbutz overnight Friday leading to one woman suffering shock.

No damage was reported and the woman was treated on scene.

The IDF said in a statement that it "holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for maintaining the calm in the Gaza Strip and for any terrorist activity emanating from it."

The IDF said it would also "continue to respond harshly to any attempt to use terror against the State of Israel."

This is the latest in a series of escalations along the Gaza border.

Last Tuesday the IDF in cooperation with the IAF opened fire upon several Palestinians seen approaching the Gaza border fence. One person was killed.

IDF forces in the area suspected the cell of attempting to plant explosive devices along the border. They opened fire and IDF confirmed hitting one of the suspects.


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