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Hamas Terrorist Killed in IAF Airstrike in Gaza

One Hamas terrorist dies and four wounded as IAF attacks terror center in Gaza in response to Kassam rocket fire.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 11/14/2011, 8:35 AM

IAF Counterstrike (Gaza)
IAF Counterstrike (Gaza)
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One Hamas terrorist was killed and four others were wounded in an Israel Air Force strike in Gaza overnight Sunday.

The IDF Spokesperson said that IAF aircraft had struck a center of terrorist activity in northern Gaza. According to the announcement, a direct hit was identified and all aircraft returned safely to their bases.

Sources in the Palestinian Authority said the attack was on a building belonging to Gaza’s maritime forces.

The attack came in response to the firing of a Kassam rocket from Gaza at southern Israel on Sunday evening.

The rocket exploded in an open area of the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council. No physical injuries or damage were reported.

“The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli citizens and IDF soldiers and will continue to act against anyone who uses terrorism against Israel,” the IDF Spokesperson said in the statement. “The Hamas terrorist organization is responsible for any terror activity in Gaza.”

Israel and Gaza-based terror groups recently ended a round of fighting. However, the terror groups are known for declaring ceasefires and then breaking them.

Last week, Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, asked the UN Security Council why it's not “shocked” by the constant barrage of rockets and mortars fired by Gaza terrorists at southern Israel.

Prosor declared during a meeting of the UN Security Council that the unstable security situation in southern Israel should shock that body's members – which have often expressed deep dismay at similar situations elsewhere in the world.