More than 20 mortars and rockets were fired today from the Gaza Strip at Israeli communities including Ashdod (population of over 200,000), Ashkelon (population of 113,000), Gan Yavne (population of 19,000) and the Eshkol Regional Council, causing light to moderate injuries to at least three people and damaging several buildings, including a school.
A short while ago, an IAF aircraft targeted a terrorist squad in the northern Gaza strip that was preparing to launch rockets at Israel. In addition, a short while ago, an IAF aircraft targeted two armed rocket launching tripods in the southern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were identified.
The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, and will continue to operate with strength and determination against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel. The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.
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More information can be found at Overview of Rocket Attacks toward Israel.