Rocket fire in Gaza
Rocket fire in Gaza Israel news photo: Flash 90

The Israel Air Force attacked two underground rocket launch pads in northern Gaza Monday morning, in retaliation to the firing of rockets at Israel by Hamas-controlled Gaza. The rocket fire from Gaza is intended to terrorize Israel's civilian population.

The IDF Spokesman said that the IAF identified accurate hits on target. "Palestinian" sources reported that one person was injured in the attack. AFP reported that Arab witnesses said the attack targeted a training ground used by the armed wing of the Hamas movement west of Beit Lahiya, but that no one was hurt.

"The IDF will not stand any attempt to hurt the citizens of the state of Israel and IDF soldiers, and will continue to act against any element that uses terror against the state of Israel," the Spokesman said. "Hamas is the address and it bears responsibility."

The “Red Alert” siren was heard early Monday morning in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council and in communities in the Gaza belt.

Residents reported hearing several explosions, as four rockets were fired by Gaza terrorists at southern Israel.

The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted one of the rockets, and the other three exploded in open areas. There were no physical injuries or damages.

Early Sunday afternoon, Gaza terrorists fired two mortar shells at the southern Negev. The shells exploded in the Eshkol region, but did not cause injury.