IAF strike in Gaza
IAF strike in Gaza Israel news photo: Flash 90

An IAF aircraft targeted concealed rocket launchers in northern Gaza on Tuesday night, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.

Directs hits were confirmed.

"The IDF air strikes were conducted in response to the rocket launched at the civilians living in the Sha'ar HaNegev regional council yesterday (Tuesday) evening,” said the statement. "This is an absurd situation that would not be tolerated anywhere else in the world.”

“The IDF is charged with, and will continue to operate in order to safeguard Israel's civilians, and combat terror and its infrastructure in the Gaza Strip. Ultimately, it is Hamas that must be held accountable for this breach of Israeli sovereignty and it is this terrorist regime that bears the responsibility for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip," said the statement.

Earlier on Tuesday evening, terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired two rockets at southern Israel.

One rocket exploded in an open area, and reports said that a second rocket exploded within Gaza. There were no physical injuries or damages.

Tuesday evening’s attack took place as Israel released 26 terrorists as a “gesture” to the Palestinian Authority.

Some of the released terrorists are making their way to Gaza, but the Hamas government, which is against the talks in Gaza, has reportedly prohibited celebrations.

Israel and Hamas agreed to an Egyptian-brokered “ceasefire” after Israel’s counterterrorism Operation Pillar of Defense last November. Nevertheless, the terrorist groups operating in Gaza have violated the ceasefire countless times.