IAF attacks Hamas target in southern Gaza

Israel Air Force attacks Hamas terror target in retaliation for incident in which border fence was damaged.

Elad Benari ,

Airstrike in Gaza (archive)
Airstrike in Gaza (archive)

The Israel Air Force (IAF) on Saturday night targeted a terror objective in a military compound in Rafah in southern Gaza, belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said the airstrike was in retaliation for the incident in which the security fence between Israel and Gaza was damaged and there was an attempt to set fire to an engineering vehicle.

“The IDF will continue to thwart all attempts to harm the State of Israel and will respond severely against those who wish to harm Israeli civilians. Hamas is held responsible for all aggression coming from the Gaza Strip,” said the statement.

Last week, an explosive device went off near the security fence on the Gaza-Israel border. No one was injured and no damage was caused.

IAF fighter jets later attacked a Hamas terror target in central Gaza.