IAF Thwarts Rocket Launch Attempt from Northern Gaza

Last night, an IAF aircraft targeted a terrorist in the northern Gaza Strip, who was preparing to fire a rocket at Israeli territory.

Today, two rockets were fired from Gaza. One hit Eshkol Regional Council and one hit Sdot Negev Regional Council. There were no injuries and no damage was caused.

Over the past two weeks, eighteen Qassam rockets and mortar shells fired from the Gaza Strip hit the Israeli home front. In addition, attempts to fire military-use projectiles with the objective of harming Israeli civilians have been made.

The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, and will respond with determination to any attempt to use terror against the State of Israel. The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.

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