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      IAF Aircraft Strikes in Gaza in Response to Rocket Attacks

      An IAF aircraft strikes a terror activity center in northern Gaza. Direct hits detected.
      By Elad Benari
      First Publish: 9/3/2012, 2:07 AM

      IAF air strike in Gaza
      IAF air strike in Gaza
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      An IAF aircraft struck a terror activity center in northern Gaza on Sunday night, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

      According to the statement, direct hits at the target were detected and the aircraft safely returned to its base.

      The attack is a 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 Sunday morning, terrorists from Gaza fired a Grad missile at southern Israel. Officials said the missile landed in the Sdot Negev region, outside the town of Netivot.

      No one was physically injured, but an agricultural hothouse was damaged and numerous residents suffered anxiety symptoms.

      Earlier Sunday morning, Gaza Arab terrorists shelled the Eshkol region, near the border area.

      The attack came at about 8:00 a.m., just as children were walking to school, and parents were leaving their homes for work.

      A Kassam rocket launched by terrorists in Gaza exploded on Sunday evening next to a community in the Eshkol Council region.

      No physical injuries or damage were reported.

      On Friday morning, PA Arab terrorists attacked southern Israel with rocket fire that struck a house in Sderot. No one was physically wounded but a resident was hospitalized in a state of shock.

      In response, IAF aircraft struck two centers of terrorist activity in northern Gaza on Friday night.