IAF airstrike in Gaza (archive)
IAF airstrike in Gaza (archive)Flash 90

The Israeli Air Force launched airstrikes on terrorist targets in Gaza on Tuesday night.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement that the airstrikes targeted five concealed rocket launchers in northern Gaza, a terrorist center in central Gaza and a weapons manufacturing site in southern Gaza.

Direct hits were identified, the statement said, adding that the airstrikes were in retaliation for earlier rocket attacks on southern Israel.

Two rockets fired by terrorists in Gaza on Tuesday evening were shot down by the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system before they could explode in populated areas.

A third rocket exploded in a local community, but did not cause any damage.

Later, Gaza terrorists fired yet another rocket, but this one exploded within Gaza, killing a Palestinian Arab girl and wounding three other people.

“The IDF will continue to act decisively against any element which uses terror against the State of Israel,” said the IDF.

“The Hamas terrorist organization and all its branches are responsible for the rocket fire,” the statement noted.