Israeli aircraft attacked several terrorist infrastructures belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in northern Gaza, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said in a statement Sunday night, confirming reports in Arab media.
“The attacks on these infrastructures are a response to high trajectory attacks on the city of Sderot earlier today, which constitute a threat to the security of Israeli citizens and harms the sovereignty of the State of Israel,” said the statement.
The IDF Spokesperson stressed that “the Hamas terrorist organization is the sovereign in Gaza, and it will be held responsible for any terrorist activity from the region.”
“The IDF remains committed to the stability of the region and operated in order to bring quiet to the people of southern Israel. When terrorists in Hamas' Gaza Strip, driven by a radical agenda based on hatred, attack people in the middle of the summer vacation, their intentions are clear - to inflict pain, cause fear and to terrorize,” said Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, IDF Spokesman.
The latest airstrikes follow earlier strikes on terrorist infrastructures in Gaza. Those attacks came after a rocket from Gaza exploded in the southern Israeli city of Sderot.
Security forces located the rocket inside the city. There were no injuries.
Sderot was also targeted by rocket fire last month, when a Gaza rocket exploded in an empty kindergarten.
There were no injuries, but the building sustained damage.
Rocket and mortar fire from Gaza has continued to “trickle” into Israel on occasion despite a ceasefire which Gaza's Hamas rulers agreed to.