IAF aircraft attacked a number of terror targets in Gaza overnight Saturday, according to a statement by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.
According to the statement, the targets included a weapons manufacturing site, two weapons storage sites and two rocket launching sites in northern Gaza, as well as a terror target and a weapons storage site in southern Gaza.
Direct hits were detected and all aircraft returned safely to their bases, noted the IDF statement.
The IAF retaliation came several hours after a previous airstrike targeted a Gaza terrorist squad that was in the midst of an attempt to fire rockets at southern Israel.
Sources in the Palestinian Authority said that a terrorist from the Islamic Jihad group was killed in the airstrike.
Earlier on Saturday, Gaza terrorists hit an IDF jeep with an anti-tank missile, wounding four soldiers.
One soldier was very seriously wounded and another soldier suffered moderate-to-serious wounds. Both were evacuated to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva.
Two other soldiers were in light to moderate condition, suffering from shrapnel wounds. They were evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon.
The IDF responded with heavy tank fire at the eastern part of Gaza and at an area east of Khan Younis. There were also reports of artillery fire and fire from helicopters.
By 9:00 p.m., reports said three Arabs were killed and 29 were wounded in Israeli counterstrikes on Gaza.
Also on Saturday evening, Gaza terrorists fired at least 30 rockets at southern Israel. In all cases there were no physical injuries.
One vehicle sustained damage in a rocket attack in the western Negev. As well, one rocket that exploded between two houses in the Eshkol Regional Council hit a power line. Part of the area lost power as a result, but there were no physical injuries.