Air Force planes took out two terror targets in northern Gaza early on Friday morning. The nighttime mission took place in response to increasingly frequent rocket attacks on civilian communities in southern Israel.
Pilots reported direct strikes on both targets. Gaza sources have not reported casualties in either explosion.
The strikes came after Gaza terrorists fired multiple rockets at towns in the western Negev. The rockets sent locals running for shelter, but failed to cause injury.
Earlier on Thursday night the IDF was able to foil an attempted attack by hitting a terror cell as it prepared to launch a rocket at southern Israel. Two terrorists were reportedly wounded in the strike.
IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz warned last week that it is only “a matter of time” before the IDF will need to re-enter Gaza to deal with rising terror levels. For the past three years the IDF has limited itself to pinpoint responses to attacks, however, Hamas continues to slowly escalate attacks in an apparent attempt to drag Israel into a confrontation that will win it media sympathy.