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IAF Airstrikes Hit Nine Gaza Targets

IAF launches airstrikes against nine terror targets in Gaza, including concealed rocket launchers and terrorist centers.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 7/7/2014, 2:37 AM

Light flare over Gaza after airstrike
Light flare over Gaza after airstrike
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The Israeli Air Force (IAF) launched airstrikes on Sunday night against nine terror targets in Gaza.

According to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, the targets included concealed rocket launchers and terrorist centers in central Gaza.

"The IDF is prepared to defend the citizens of Israel from any threat and will continue to act decisively and as long as necessary until quiet is restored,” the statement said, placing the responsibility for the constant rocket fire on the Hamas terrorist group.

The airstrikes come several hours after an Israeli airstrike on Gaza killed two terrorists from the Islamic Jihad group.

The two were identified by the Ma’an news agency as Mazen al-Hadba and Marwan Salim.

The AFP news agency reported that two Palestinian Arabs were killed in the latest Israeli airstrike.

The Home Front Command and IDF announced earlier on Sunday that a total of 110 rockets have hit Israel over the past five days, bringing the total this month to 135.

Several ministers and MKs have called for Israel to retake or attack Gaza and institute a "zero tolerance" policy against terrorism over the weekend.