Daily Israel Report

IAF Strikes Terror Center in Gaza

IAF aircraft strike a center of terrorist activity in northern Gaza, after terrorists continue to fire rockets into southern Israel.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 10/11/2012, 3:30 AM

IAF air strike in Gaza
IAF air strike in Gaza
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IAF aircraft struck a center of terrorist activity in northern Gaza on Wednesday night, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.

According to the statement, direct hits at the target were identified. All Israeli aircraft returned safely to their bases.

The attack is a response to high trajectory fire into Israeli territory, said the statement.

Earlier on Wednesday evening, terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza fired two rockets into southern Israel. No one was physically injured and no damage was caused to property.

“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 attacks against Israel,” said the IDF statement, which laid the responsibility on the continued rocket attacks directly on Hamas.

On Tuesday night, IAF aircraft hit a terror tunnel in northern Gaza, after terrorists fired three Kassam rockets at southern Israel. One rocket hit the city of Netivot, while the two others fell in open areas of the Negev.

Miraculously, no physical injuries or damage were reported.

Tuesday's rocket attacks followed a wild Simchat Torah holiday in southern Israel, which was targeted by Gaza Arab terrorists with at least 50 Kassam rockets and mortar shells. At least two buildings were damaged, and a significant number of goats were killed when a missile struck a children's animal corner in one kibbutz. A mortar shell also exploded close to a synagogue in a barrage that was fired at about 5:50 a.m. Monday.

The attacks came in response to an Israeli air strike Sunday in Gaza. The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said the surgical air strike targeted two Global Jihad terrorists – Tala'at Halil Muhammad Jarbi, 23 and Abdullah Mohammed Hassan Maqawi, 24, as the two were riding a motorcycle.