In response to the intense rocket fire in the past 72 hours, overnight the Israel Air Force targeted two terror sites in the northern and southern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed.
These terror-linked sites were targeted in response to the firing of rockets at Israel’s southern communities over the past 72 hours. Since Friday evening three Qassam rockets and five mortar shells were launched from the Gaza Strip at Sha’ar Ha-Negev, Eshkol and Sdot Negev Regional Councils, injuring a total of three civilians.
The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for maintaining the calm in the Gaza Strip and for any terrorist activity emanating from it. The IDF will also continue to respond harshly to any attempt to use terror against the State of Israel.