Rocket barrage on southern Israel, IDF attacks in Gaza

45 rockets, mortars fired towards southern Israel. Three explode in communities in the Eshkol region.

Elad Benari , | updated: 7:36 AM

Rocket explodes in Eshkol Regional Council
Rocket explodes in Eshkol Regional Council
Eshkol security

Gaza terrorists fired a barrage of 45 rockets and mortars at southern Israel overnight Tuesday.

The IDF said that seven rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system and that at least three rockets missed their mark and landed in the Gaza Strip.

There are no reports of injuries.

Three rockets exploded inside communities in the Eshkol Regional Council. There were no physical injuries but buildings sustained damage.

The IDF attacked targets in Gaza three times during the night. In the third air strike, shortly before 6:00 a.m., IDF forces attacked 11 terrorist targets in four military compounds belonging to Hamas, including an underground training facility.

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said that to this point, IDF forces have attacked 25 terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip in response to the high trajectory fire that was carried out overnight from Gaza into Israel.

Earlier on Tuesday night, the IDF attacked eight terrorist targets in three military compounds belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in several locations throughout the Gaza Strip.

The attack was carried out in response to high trajectory fire from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory.

"The Hamas terrorist organization is responsible for everything that is happening in and out of the Gaza Strip, and it will bear the consequences for the terrorist acts carried out against the citizens of Israel. The IDF is prepared for a variety of scenarios and is determined to continue its mission to protect the citizens of Israel," the IDF Spokesperson said in a statement.

In the first air strike in Gaza, IAF fighter jets targeted three military targets in a Hamas compound in the southern Gaza Strip.

The strike was conducted in response to the repeated launching of incendiary kites and balloons with explosive devices attached to them from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.

“The IDF is prepared to continue operating with increased intensity and with various means in response to these terror attacks,” said the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

“The Hamas terror organization is responsible for all events that transpire in and emanate from the Gaza Strip and will bear the consequences.”

On Monday, an IDF aircraft targeted infrastructure belonging to the Hamas terror organization in the southern Gaza Strip after a group of terrorists launched arson balloons from nearby into Israeli territory.

The strike followed air strikes against nine Hamas positions in Gaza which were carried out early Monday morning.

On Sunday afternoon, an IDF aircraft fired shots near a group of Palestinians who were launching arson balloons in southern Gaza.

In addition, an IDF aircraft also targeted infrastructure from which the group had been operating, as well as a vehicle they had been using.

Later on Sunday, two incendiary balloons launched from Gaza landed in an Israeli town near the border, damaging a home. Police sappers were dispatched to remove the devices.

Rocket attacks on Israel IDF spokesperson
IDF hits Hamas targets IDF spokesperson