Heavy Rocket and Mortar Fire Hits Israeli Territory, IAF Targets Terrorist Squads in Response

Following heavy rocket and mortar fire at residents of the Eshkol Regional Council, fired from within a civilian neighborhood in Southern Gaza earlier today, an IAF aircraft targeted two terrorist squads at the launch sites. Hits were confirmed.

Next to one of the targets, in addition to the terror squad, uninvolved civilians have apparently been injured.

The IDF regrets that the Hamas terrorist organization chooses to operate from within its civilian population, using it as a “human shield”. The IDF will continue to operate with strength and determination against any terrorist organization using terror against the State of Israel. The Hamas terrorist organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.

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