Air strike in Gaza (archive)
Air strike in Gaza (archive) Kobi Richter/TPS

The IDF attacked terrorist targets belonging to the Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip overnight Thursday, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

According to an IDF statement, IDF fighter jets and aircraft attacked a military compound that was used, among other things, as a site for the production of components used to make rockets.

In addition, the headquarters of the terrorist organization’s Khan Yunis division, which houses the offices of several Islamic commanders, was attacked.

“The IDF considers the breach of the ceasefire and the rocket fire on Israel to be very serious, is on high alert and will continue to operate, as necessary, against attempts to harm Israeli civilians,” said the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

The air strikes followed the continued rocket fire from Gaza towards Israel despite the ceasefire agreement which was supposed to take effect at 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

On Thursday evening, around 10:00 p.m., two rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip toward the city of Sderot.

The Red Color siren was sounded in Sderot and the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council. Both rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome.

Earlier, at 5:23 p.m., a siren was heard in Sdot Negev, Eshkol and Shaar Hanegev Regional Councils. The Iron Dome intercepted one rocket.

As a result of the ongoing attacks, local authorities in the Gaza envelope, Sderot and Ashkelon decided that schools and kindergartens will remain closed on Friday.