Airstrike (illustration)
Airstrike (illustration)Reuters

The IDF on Thursday night, shortly before midnight, launched an airstrike which targeted a “terrorist infrastructure” in northern Gaza, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.

According to the statement, the airstrike was in retaliation for an earlier rocket attack by Gaza terrorists on southern Israel. 

In addition, said the IDF, the entry of worshipers from Gaza into Israel will be prevented on Friday.

“The IDF will not permit any attempt to harm the security of the citizens of Israel,” the statement said.

The IDF confirmed earlier that at least one terrorist rocket had been fired from Gaza at southern Israel.

There were no reports of physical injuries or damage. The remains of one rocket were located in an open area in the Sha'ar Hanegev region.

The last time a Color Red siren was heard in the Gaza Belt region was in late December – four months ago. In response, IAF jets attacked Hamas training grounds in Khan Yunis, in southern Gaza.