The Israeli Air Force carried our airstrikes in the Gaza Strip Thursday night in response to rockets being fired into Israel from the Hamas controlled Strip. The IAF struck five militant targets.
According to the IDF, four of the targets were in the northern Gaza Strip and one in its center. The IDF confirmed that it had hit all five targets.
Israel Radio cited Palestinian officials as saying that two outposts belonging to Hamas’s military wing were directly hit.
On Thursday night, Palestinian terrorists fired four rockets from Gaza towards southern Israel. Code Red alert sirens were sounded in Sderot and surrounding communities.
“The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli citizens and IDF soldiers and will continue to act decisively and strongly against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel,” and IDF statement read.
The statement further added that the IDF is holding Hamas directly responsible for the latest rocket attacks.
Media reports stated that the rockets had failed to reach their targets and landed in open fields near the border between Israel and Gaza. No injuries or damage were reported.
In an earlier incident on Thursday, Palestinian snipers in Gaza shot at IDF civilian workers who were working near the security fence. No injuries were reported but engineering equipment being used by the workers were severely damaged by the gunfire.
The latest rocket attack comes after three weeks of quiet from the Strip, when terrorists unleashed a barrage of more than 100 rockets on Israel.