IAF Strike Stops Rocket Attack

The IAF targeted a trio of terrorists who were preparing to launch a 'projectile' into Israel killing two of the terrorists and injuring a third.

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Gabe Kahn., | updated: 16:42

IAF F-16 fighter jet
IAF F-16 fighter jet
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Two terrorists were killed and a third injured Tuesday in an IDF strike in central Gaza according to local medical officials, the PA-run Ma'an news agency reports..

The dead and injured man were evacuated from the village of Al-Masdar to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Hospital. The medics who responded told Ma'an the injured man was in serious condition.
Israel radio Reshet-Bet reported IAF warplanes had fired a missile at a group of terrorists attempting to fire a 'projectile' into Israel.
The IDF confirmed it had confirmed a hit on a squad of terrorists who were preparing to launch a rocket into Israel.

In a separate incident, terrorists fired at an IDF vehicle performing routine activity near the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip and lightly injured the driver, also causing damage to the vehicle.

"The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers and will continue to operate with strength and determination against any organization which uses terror against the State of Israel," the IDF spokesperson said.

"The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip," they added.

Accourding to security sources the attack was the result of a joint IDF-Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) operation.

The terrorists killed were identified as Mohammed Said and Kamal Abu Moamer, two known Global Jihad operatives based in the southern Gaza.

Rocket attacks on Israeli communities from Gaza are a daiy realitiy for those living in the region. 

Some 460 rocket and mortar shells have been fired from Gaza into Israel this year alone.