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IAF Hits 9 Terrorist Targets in Gaza

Israeli Air Force aircraft hit nine different terrorist targets in Gaza, in response to a weekend rocket assault on southern Israel.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 6/29/2014, 5:35 AM

IAF airstrike in Gaza (archive)
IAF airstrike in Gaza (archive)
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The Israeli Air Force (IAF) attacked nine different terrorist targets in Gaza overnight Saturday.

In a statement, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said the targets were a weapons manufacturing site in northern Gaza, a weapons manufacturing site and a terrorist center in central Gaza, and three concealed rocket launchers and three terrorist centers in southern Gaza.

The statement said the airstrikes were in retaliation for a rocket assault by Gaza terrorists on southern Israel.

Direct hits were identified and all aircraft safely returned to their bases.

“The IDF will continue to act with determination and as necessary against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel,” said the statement, which placed the blame for the rocket fire on Hamas and all its branches.

On Saturday night, hours after two rockets were fired from Gaza towards the Sderot area,setting a factory on fire and burning it down, two more rockets were fired by Gaza terrorists.

The rockets fell in open ground in the Sha'ar Hanegev and Sedot Negev Regional Council areas.

No damage or physical injuries were reported as a result of the missiles.

The rocket fire from Gaza has escalated since Hamas terrorists kidnapped three Israeli teens on June 12. On Friday, the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system intercepted two rockets, just hours after a barrage of three rockets exploded in the Eshkol Regional Council, and a mortar shell was fired as well.