Daily Israel Report

IAF Strikes Terrorist Sites in Gaza

IAF aircraft strike several terrorist sites in Gaza in response to Saturday night's Grad missile attack.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 9/10/2012, 3:04 AM

IAF strike in Gaza
IAF strike in Gaza
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IAF aircraft struck several terrorist sites in Gaza on Sunday night.

According to a statement released by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, the aircraft targeted a weapon manufacturing site, a center of terrorist activity and a terrorist tunnel in northern Gaza, as well as a smuggling tunnel in southern Gaza.

Direct hits were detected and all aircraft returned safely to their bases.

The attack came in response to high trajectory fire into Israeli territory, said the statement, adding, “The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli citizens and IDF soldiers and will continue to operate against anyone who carries out terror against Israel.”

The statement added that the Hamas terrorist organization is responsible for all acts of terror which originate in Gaza.

On Saturday night, terrorists from Gaza fired two Grad missiles at southern Israel. One of the missiles hit a home in the city of Netivot.

A man who was sleeping in the home at the time of the attack was saved by an early-warning siren and a quick escape from his bedroom.

A second missile, fired at the city of Be’er Sheva, exploded in an open area of the city. Magen David Adom treated seven people who suffered injuries from the rocket attacks.

The attacks prompted Be’er Sheva and Ashdod to cancel classes, leaving tens of thousands of students at home.