Hamas Claims Five Killed in IAF Retaliation Tuesday Afternoon
Gazans claim 5 killed.
Terrorists fired four Kassam rockets at the western Negev this (Tuesday) afternoon. The rockets exploded close to one of the Shaar Hanegev Authority settlements, but no one was hurt and no damage was reported.
Gazan authorities claim that the IDF reacted within an hour of the missile launchings, with an artillery barrage aimed at the Tufach neighborhood in the southern part of Gaza City. According to Palestinian reports, the entrance to a home scored a direct hit, killing five people.
The Gazans claim that three of those killed are members of the same family, and include an 11 year old and a 16 year old who were there at the time.
Last night, IAF jets bombed two terrorist built tunnels, two sites for the manufacture and storage of weapons and two terrorist bases and training sites in retaliation for mortar bombardments from Gaza on the Sabbath. The IDF sent a message to Hamas, suggesting that "they refrain from letting the situation deteriorate to the point of an escalation of violence in which they will get a taste of IDF strength."