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IDF Strikes Terror Targets in Gaza

IDF aircraft attacked several terror targets in Gaza in response to barrage of rocket attacks.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 6/24/2013, 5:16 AM

IAF air strike in Gaza
IAF air strike in Gaza
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IDF aircraft attacked several terror targets in Gaza early Monday morning, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.

The sites targeted include two weapons storage sites in central Gaza, as well as a rocket launching site and a center of terrorist activity in southern Gaza.

Direct hits were identified and all aircraft returned safely to their bases, said the IDF.

The statement noted that the airstrikes came in response to a barrage of rockets directed at southern Israel earlier Sunday night.

"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 the State of Israel. The Hamas terrorist organization is responsible” for the rocket attacks, said the IDF Spokesperson.

At least seven rockets fired by terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza struck southern Israel before the IAF airstrikes.

Around 1:00 a.m., four rockets were fired towards the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. One of them may have been intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, and the other three exploded in open areas. There were no physical injuries or damages.

Earlier, terrorists fired three rockets towards the Bnei Shimon Regional Council. The rockets exploded in open areas, causing no physical injuries or damages.

Last Wednesday morning, terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired three rockets at southern Israel.

At least one rocket exploded in an open region of the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, causing no physical injuries or damages. Two other rockets reportedly exploded in Gaza.