IDF strikes Gaza terror targets in response to rockets
Palestinians say 4 injured during attack; IDF says strikes are response to Kassam rockets fired on Negev.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The IDF Spokesman unit on Saturday confirmed that IAF aircraft attacked two terrorist targets in the south of the Gaza Strip.Specific targets were hit and all IAF planes returned safely to their base.RELATED:Islamic Jihad threatens to avenge IAF killing of operativeIAF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza; 1 dead, 3 injuredPM on Beersheba attack: 'No one should test our resolve'"The strike was in response to rocket attacks on Israeli territory and the IDF will continue to work against terrorist activity that threatens the State of Israel," a statement by the IDF read.Palestinians in Gaza reported on Saturday that IDF planes hit targets in Gaza belonging to Islamic Jihad west of Khan Younis.Earlier in the day Palestinians reported that four people had been lightly injured as a result of IDF activity in the Gaza Strip, including a baby.Overnight Friday, the IDF confirmed that IAF planes attacked two Islamic Jihad and Hamas targets in the central Gaza strip, 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.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.Yaakov Katz, Tovah Lazaroff, and Judy Siegel-Itzkovich contributed to this report.
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