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        8/14/2013, Elul 8, 5773

      IDF Retaliation in Gaza Successful


      The Israel Defense Force spokesperson's office released a statement regarding the counterstrike against Gaza-based terrorists. All planes returned safely to base and precise hits on all targets were identified, the IDF stated. The retaliation took place overnight on Tuesday night / Wednesday morning and came in response to rocket attacks on Israel's southern region.

      The Color Red (Tzevah Adom) siren sounded in southern regions indicating an incoming rocket. One rocket reportedly struck an open area causing no physical injuries or property damages and another one hit inside Gaza territory.

      "The IDF will not tolerate any attempts to harm Israeli citizens or IDF soldiers and will continue to operate against anyone who initiates terrorist activities against the State of Israel. Hamas is a terrorist organization and directly responsible for the situation," the IDF said in a statement.