Over 75 rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel, IAF targets terror sites

Over the past three days terrorists in the Gaza Strip continuously fire rockets at Israeli communities, IAF aircraft respond with precise airstrikes preventing attacks

Date: 20/06/2012, 7:20 PM     Author: IDF Website

19:10 A short while ago, IAF aircraft targeted two terror sites in the northern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed.

The targeting is in response to over 75 rockets that were fired at Israel during the past three days, threatening the life of over one million Israeli civilians living in the region.

12:50 In a joint IDF-ISA activity in the southern Gaza Strip, IAF aircraft targeted a Global Jihad terror operative involved in the planning and execution of a terror attack on Monday (June 18) against Israeli construction workers on the Israel-Egypt border, in which an Israeli civilian was killed.

06:30 IAF aircraft struck six terror sites in Gaza overnight. An additional strike was carried out this early this morning, targeting a terror sites in northern Gaza. Hits were confirmed and all aircraft returned safely to their airbases.

The sites were targeted in response to ongoing rocket fire from the Gaza Strip over the past few days, targeting civilian communities in southern Israel.

Most schools in the region surrounding the Gaza Strip are closed, and civilians are advised to stay indoors and in protected areas.

The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to target Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers and will continue to operate with strength and determination against anyone who uses terror against the residents of the State of Israel. The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.