Gaza airstrike (archive)
Gaza airstrike (archive)Israel news photo: Flash 90
Israel responded late on Thursday night to a series of terrorist mortar shell and rocket attacks from Gaza that took place earlier in the day. IAF planes hit three terror-related targets in the area.

The targets were a weapons storage facility in northern Gaza and two smuggling tunnels in southern Gaza. Arab sources stated that one person was injured in the strike on the tunnels.

IDF spokespeople confirmed that the operation was a response to Thursday's attacks. “The IDF will not tolerate attempts to harm Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers,” they said.

"The IDF will respond with force and determination to any element using terrorism against the state of Israel. The IDF sees the Hamas terrorist group as bearing sole responsibility for what happens in Gaza,” they continued.

On Thursday, Gaza terrorists fired nine mortar shells and one rocket at Israeli towns in the western Negev. Several of the shells fell short and exploded within Gaza. No injuries were reported in either the Negev or Gaza.