January 3rd, 2010
IAF Strikes Targets in Gaza in Response to Terrorist Activity
Overnight, in a joint IDF-ISA activity, the IAF has attacked two terrorist targets in the southern Gaza Strip used by Hamas. One was a tunnel used for the infiltration of terrorists into Israel, while the other was used for smuggling weapons.
Direct hits were identified.
The strike was executed in response to the recent attempted naval attacks against Israel, and the recent rocket fire towards Israel. Including yesterday’s rocket fire, there have been 19 rocket incidents in the past month.
Approximately 770 Qassam rockets, mortar shells and Grad missiles were fired at Israel during 2009.
The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization responsible for terrorist activity in the Gaza Strip that disturb the calm in the southern communities of Israel, and will respond to hostile acts.