Over the weekend, 130 rockets launched at Israel from Gaza

IAF targets responsible terrorists with precise air strikes. Chief of Staff: firm response for every rocket

Date: 11/03/2012, 8:30 AM     Author: IDF Website

Saturday, March 10
 
22:55
A short while ago, IAF aircraft targeted a weapon storage facility in the northern Gaza Strip. A direct hit was confirmed. The targeting of the facility is in response to the rockets fired at Israel.

18:50 IDF Spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Yoav (Poly) Mordechai, accused the Hamas terror organization of the recent attacks and violent escalation in the Gaza Strip, due to the fact that Hamas currently holds authority in Gaza and enables various terror organizations to continue firing rockets at Israeli civilian communities. Over all, approximately 100 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel during the last 24 hours. He assured that no innocent bystanders were killed as a result of the air strikes. For the full article

17:40 In a combined IDF-ISA operation, IAF aircraft targeted a senior operative of the Popular Resistance Committee terror organization in the Gaza Strip. A direct hit was confirmed.

17:00 A short while ago, IAF aircraft targeted two terror activity sites, at two separate locations in the northern and southern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed. The targeting of these sites is in response to the rockets fired at Israel.

Over the past two days more than 90 rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip, the Iron Dome active missile defense system has successfully intercepted 25 Grad rockets, of the 27 attempts to intercepteded.

14:55 A short while ago, IAF aircraft thwarted a terrorist squad from firing a rocket at Israel from the southern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were identified.

14:00 Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz completed the situation assesment, during which he collaborated with GOC Southern Command, Maj. Gen. Tal Russo.

12:20 Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz held a situation assessment in response to the attacks in southern Israel and ordered an increase in preparedness for the possibility of a continued escalation. Lt. Gen. Gantz also ordered response attacks for every rocket fired at Israel. Chief of Staff praised the operation of the Air Defense soldiers defending Israel with the Iron Dome anti-missile batteries that so far successfully intercepted 25 rockets.

12:00 Over the last 24 hours, nearly 70 rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit Israeli southern communities.

08:00 In light of situation assessments and security considerations, and following the targeting of the terror squad involved in the planning of

combined terror attack on the Israel-Egypt border, route 12 has been closed for traffic.

As mentioned in the past, following preliminary work which concluded a significant improvement in the security along the road, reinforcement of forces and observation abilities, route 12 was reopned for trafftic during February.

The road is being closed temporarily, in light of situation assessments meant to keep the citizens of Israel safe.

07:10 Overnight, IAF aircraft targeted two weapon manufacturing facilities and two rocket launching sites in the nothern Gaza Strip, a weapon manufacturing site in the central Gaza Strip and a terror activity sites in the southern Gaza Strip.

The targeting is in direct response to the rockets fired at Israeli southern communities.

In addition IAF aircraft targeted a terrorist in the central Gaza Strip and six addtional terrorist squads who were in the final stages of preparing to fire rockets at Israel from separate locations in the nothern and central Gaza Stirp. Direct hits were identified

Friday, March 9

20:00 A short while ago, IAF aircraft thwarted two terrorist squads from firing rockets at Israeli from the northern and central Gaza Strip. Several rockets were already fired at Israeli civiians communities earlier this evening.Direct hits were identified.

17:20 IAF targets Gaza terrorist leaders of the Popular Resistance Committee planning multi pronged attacks against Israel via Sinai. IDF works to avoid conflict but will defend at all costs.