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IAF Targets Gaza Terror Center in Latest Retaliation

IAF aircraft strike a terror activity center in northern Gaza, after terrorists continue the constant rocket fire on Israel.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 10/18/2012, 1:11 AM

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

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

The attack came in response to the ongoing rocket attacks from Gaza into Israeli territory.

On Wednesday afternoon, terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired a rocket into the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council area. The rocket exploded near greenhouses in the area, causing them damage. No physical injuries were reported.

On Tuesday, the IAF carried out a similar attack on a terror activity center in northern Gaza.

The attack came several hours after terrorists from Gaza fired a barrage of at least seven rockets at the city of Sderot and the nearby area.

One of the rockets exploded next to a local kindergarten. No one was physically injured but damage was caused to the building. The other rockets exploded in open areas. There were no reports of casualties or damage.

Gaza-based terrorists have fired dozens of rockets at southern Israel over the past week and a half, most of which have fallen in open areas.

An IDF statement on Wednesday noted that since the beginning of 2012, more than 505 rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel, including over 45 during October alone.