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      IAF Hits Weapons Storage Sites in Gaza

      IAF aircraft strike two weapons storage sites in northern and southern Gaza, in response to high trajectory fire into Israeli territory.
      By Elad Benari
      First Publish: 6/6/2012, 1:50 AM

      IAF air strike in Gaza
      IAF air strike in Gaza
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      IAF aircraft struck two weapons storage sites in northern and southern Gaza on Tuesday night, according to a statement by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

      The statement noted that direct hits at the targets were identified. All Israeli planes returned safely to their base.

      The attack came in response to high trajectory fire into Israeli territory, the statement said. Earlier on Tuesday, Gaza terrorists fired a mortar shell at a community in southern Israel. The shell hit the Eshkol region and caused a fire. No physical injuries were reported.

      On Sunday, IAF aircraft struck a weapons-manufacturing site and a terror tunnel in northern Gaza, also scoring direct hits at the targets.

      The attack came after terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza fired a Qassam rocket at southern Israel late Sunday night. The rocket exploded in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council. There were no physical injuries or damage.

      Last Friday morning, a shootout between IDF troops and a Gaza terrorist took place, killing 21-year-old Golani Brigade soldier Netanel Moshiashvili.

      The incident occurred as the terrorist tried to infiltrate the western Negev from Gaza the predawn hours of Friday morning.

      In March, terror gangs in Gaza fired over 200 rockets into Israel over a period of four days following the targeted killing of Popular Resistance Committee leader Zuhir Musa Ahmed Qaisi and his deputy, Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Hanani.

      The quiet in the south has mostly been maintained since Egypt brokered a ceasefire between the sides. However, a ‘ceasefire’ for the terrorist groups mean that they do not fire barrages of rockets, but periodically send a reminder to Israelis that they have the ability to disrupt their lives.