IDF attacks Hamas compound in Gaza

IDF jets attack office of Hamas commander in retaliation for rocket fire. In addition: Israel to reduce fuel transfers to Gaza.

Elad Benari ,

Air strike in Gaza (archive)
Air strike in Gaza (archive)
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IDF fighter jets struck a number of terror targets in a Hamas military compound in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday night, including the office of a Hamas battalion commander.

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said the attack was carried out in response to rocket fire from Gaza on Sunday evening.

“The IDF will continue operating against attempts to harm Israeli civilians, and holds the Hamas terror organization accountable for events transpiring in the Gaza Strip and emanating from it,” it said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Gen. Kamil Abu-Rukon, announced on Monday morning that following the rocket fire from Gaza on Israel, Prime Minister and Defense Minister Binyamin Netanyahu decided that the fuel transferred to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom crossing will be reduced in half starting Monday morning and until further notice.

Reducing the fuel by half will significantly reduce the supply of electricity in the Gaza Strip.

A rocket launched by terrorists from the Gaza Strip towards southern Israel exploded on Sunday evening on a road in the Shaar Hanegev Council. There were no injuries.

A Red Color siren was heard in the city of Sderot and in the Gaza envelope communities.

The attack sparked panic in Sderot, which was holding a town festival when the rockets were fired.

Panic-stricken festivalgoers fled the scene as air raid sirens were sounded, looking for shelter.

The festival was ultimately forced to end early as a result of the attacks.

The Magen David Adom emergency responder organization reported that seven people were treated for injuries sustained following the rocket attack as people fled to seek shelter. One victim, a 30-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries to her lower extremities as she fell on her way to a bomb shelter.

Six other people were treated for shock.