IDF fighter jets targeted overnight Thursday an underground military site in the Gaza Strip used as a rocket developing and manufacturing complex belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip.
The strike came in response to the rockets launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel on Thursday evening.
“This strike will significantly impede the rocket intensification and armament attempts of the Hamas terrorist organization,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.
“The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization responsible for all terror activity emanating from the Gaza Strip and it will face the consequences of the security violations against Israel,” it added.
On Thursday evening, after three months of quiet, red color sirens were heard in Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip border.
The IDF said the sirens were reported in the towns of Nirim, Ein HaShlosha, and Kissufim, all of which are located near the Gaza frontier in the western Negev.
One rocket was fired towards the area and was intercepted by the Iron Dome system. There were no injuries. In addition, there were three other failed launches of rockets that exploded in Gazan territory.
The rocket firing is believed to have been a response by the Islamic Jihad to the elimination of one of its terrorists, Farouk Salameh, in Jenin on Thursday afternoon.