IDF Strikes Hamas in Response to Rocket Fire

After three rockets strike Israel on Friday, IDF responds by bombing a Hamas terror base in northern Gaza.

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IAF F-15I fighter jet (illustration)
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In response to three rockets fired into Israel on Friday, the IDF struck a base belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in northern Gaza on Friday night.

IDF warplanes bombed a base of Hamas's "military wing," the Al-Qassam Brigades, in northern Gaza, according to a witness and a security official in Gaza.

The security official said the air raid caused no casualties.

The response came after two rocket attacks on southern Israel by terrorists in Gaza earlier on Friday. Fortunately no one was wounded by either attack.

In the first attack, a rocket landed near a home and hit a parked bus in the town of Sderot.

In the second attack, the IDF reports two rockets were shot down by the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system over the coastal city of Ashkelon.

The rocket fire, which has not yet been claimed by any group, came as Arabs attacked Israeli security in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria after Hamas, which rules Gaza, called for a "day of rage."

That call came after Islamist groups, some funded by Hamas, attacked police on the Temple Mount for several days over the course of last week, starting just before the Rosh Hashanah Jewish New Year on Sunday.

AFP contributed to this report.