Arutz Sheva visited an IAF base on Monday, from which aircraft were taking off on their way to strike Hamas’ terror infrastructure in Gaza.
The pilots are available to take off for Gaza at a moment’s notice, arriving at their destination two to three minutes later and striking terror targets from the air.
“It is a pity that we’re once again finding ourselves fighting in Gaza,” one of the pilots said, “but I’m happy that we’re able to do it well, as expected from us, very accurately and based on excellent intelligence.”
“I hope that those who need to come conclusions will do it sooner rather than later,” he added.
The IDF attacked dozens of targets in Gaza on Monday, during the sixth day of Operation Pillar of Defense.
The targets include hidden launchers, terrorist training camps, weapons storage sites and police stations belonging to Hamas.
Also on Monday, IDF planes targeted and eliminated four senior Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists.
The four were eliminated in a joint operation of the IDF and the Israel Security Association (Shin Bet). They were in a multi-storied apartment building, but were killed in a pinpointed "surgical" attack that did not hit any of the international media representatives whose offices are in the building.