Rocket barrages on the south, IDF attacks terror targets

Sirens sounded in number of communities in Gaza envelope. IDF continues to attack terrorist targets in Gaza.

Elad Benari, | updated: 00:45

Rockets fired from Gaza
Rockets fired from Gaza
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IDF aircraft on Tuesday night targeted a number of Islamic Jihad terror targets in the Gaza Strip.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that among the sites struck were several rocket launchers, located above and below ground, as well as an underground terror infrastructure and operations rooms of the Islamic Jihad terror organization.

In addition, earlier on Tuesday, three terror operatives launched rockets at Israeli territory from the northern Gaza Strip. In response, a short while ago, an IDF aircraft targeted the operatives. A hit was identified.

מטח רקטות לעבר עוטף עזה

The rocket fire from Gaza into Israeli territory continued on Tuesday evening. Sirens were sounded in Ashkelon and in a number of communities in the Gaza envelope.

Among the communities in which sirens were heard: Nahal Oz, Saad, Kfar Aza, Nirim, Ein Hashlosha, Nir Yitzhak and Sde Nitzan.

תקיפות צה"ל ברצועה

The IDF earlier attacked from the air terror targets in the Gaza Strip. Among the targets that were attacked: An underground launching pad belonging to the Islamic Jihad in northern Gaza from which rockets were launched earlier toward Israeli territory, an observation post used by the terrorist organization, an underground site for production of weapons and underground military infrastructure.

The Palestinian Authority “ministry of health” reported that three people were killed in IDF air strikes in Gaza on Tuesday evening.

As of 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 190 rockets had been fired at Israel from Gaza, according to the IDF.

The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted 90% of the rockets which were fired at populated areas. According to the IDF, about half of the rockets exploded in open areas.




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