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      IAF Strikes Terror Targets in Gaza

      IAF aircraft strike two centers of terrorist activity in northern Gaza after a rocket hits a home in Sderot.
      By Elad Benari, Canada
      First Publish: 9/1/2012, 1:31 AM

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      IAF aircraft struck two centers of terrorist activity in northern Gaza on Friday night, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit reported.

      The statement said that direct hits were identified and all aircraft returned safely to their bases.

      The attack came in response to high trajectory fire into Israeli territory, said the statement.

      "The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli citizens and IDF soldiers and will continue to operate against anyone who uses terror against Israel," said the statement, adding that the "Hamas terrorist organization" is responsible for any terror activities which are launched from Gaza.

      On Friday morning, a rocket fired by terrorists from Gaza hit a home in the city of Sderot. One woman suffered from shock and the home sustained minor damage.

      A second rocket exploded in an open area of the Shaar HaNegev Regional Council.

      On Thursday evening, a rocket launched by terrorists in Gaza exploded in an open area of the Ashkelon Coast Council region.

      There were no reports of physical injuries or damage.

      Sderot has been a target for rocket attacks several times this week. On Monday morning, Gaza terrorists fired a Kassam rocket on the Sderot area, minutes after students arrived at their classes for the first day of school.

      The rocket exploded in an open area, reducing injuries to shock and trauma.

      Later in the day, Gaza terrorists fired two more Kassam rockets as children were returning home from their first day at school.

      The short-range missiles exploded in open areas and caused no damage or physicalinjuries.

      On Sunday morning, Gaza terrorists fired three Kassam rockets on the Western Negev, one of them damaging a building in the industrial area near Sderot. One person was lightly wounded and a second was treated for shock. 

      (Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)