IAF aircraft target four terror sites in the Gaza Strip, responding to persistent rocket fire towards communities in southern Israel
Overnight, IAF aircraft targeted a weapons manufacturing facility, a terror tunnel, and an additional terror activity site in the northern Gaza Strip, as well as a smuggling tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed. The sites were targeted in direct response to the ongoing rocket fire aimed at southern Israel. Fifteen rockets have hit Israel thus far this month. On two separate occasions, these rockets have stricken private homes in southern Israel, causing damage. The IDF will not tolerate any attempt by terrorist groups to target Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, and will continue to operate against those who use terror against the State of Israel. The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.