IAF strikes Islamic Jihad and Hamas targets in Gaza

The attack is in response to a Kassam rocket fired on the Sdot Negev Regional Council; IDF spokesman confirms direct hits.

February 26, 2011 10:55
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Kassam cradled by terrorist 311. (photo credit: Associated Press)

IAF attacked two Islamic Jihad and Hamas targets in the central Gaza strip overnight Friday, in response to Kassam rockets fired on the Sdot Negev Regional Council earlier in the day.

The IDF spokesman confirmed direct hits on the targets. No Palestinian casualties were reported.

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In addition to the Kassam rocket fired into Israel an additional Kassam was fired that landed in Palestinian territory.

No one was injured and no damage was reported in the attack.

On Thursday Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Hamas, “I do not suggest that anyone test the State of Israel’s resolve,”  a day after two Grad-model Katyusha rockets slammed into Beersheba for the first time since Operation Cast Lead over two years ago.

On Thursday night, the Israel Air Force struck Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Palestinian news reports said the attack had been against a car and that one person was killed and three wounded. The IDF said the targets were linked to Hamas and had been involved in terrorist activity.

Yaakov Katz, Tovah Lazaroff, and Judy Siegel-Itzkovich contributed to this report.

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