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      IDF Bombs Hamas Targets after Mortar and Rocket Attack

      Hamas and allied terrorists continue to test Israel with attacks on Israeli civilians, and the IDF continues to retaliate, bombing two targets.
      By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
      First Publish: 1/2/2011, 8:03 AM / Last Update: 1/2/2011, 7:57 AM

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      The Hamas terrorist organization continues test Israel with attacks on Israeli civilians, and the IDF continues to retaliate, bombing a terrorist base and a weapons factory in northern and central Gaza late Saturday night.

      Two Gaza Arabs were wounded, according to Arab sources.

      The Air Force retaliation followed a mortar attack near Sderot Saturday evening. One woman was treated for shock. The IDF noted that 6,500 residents live in the immediate area, which includes several kibbutzim.

      Two nights earlier, Gaza terrorists attacked the Eshkol region, north of Gaza, with a short-range Kassam rocket. No one was injured and no damage was reported.

      The military said it holds Hamas, which rules the region, responsible for all attacks. The terrorist organization often has blamed rival groups for targeting Israeli civilians and soldiers, despite previous commitments by all groups to cease fire.

      Gaza terrorists attacked Israelis with more than 235 mortars, long-range Grad Katyusha missiles and short-range Kassam rockets in 2010. In addition, hundreds of bombs were planted along the IDF patrol route next to the security barrier at Gaza.