A short time ago, IAF aircraft targeted a terrorist squad, who were identified preparing to fire rockets at Israel. A direct hit was confirmed.
Only last Thursday, IDF soldiers came under fire from a terrorist squad during routine activity adjacent to the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip, causing damage to their vehicle. In response to the fire, IDF soldiers targeted the terrorist squad aided by IAF aircraft.
During October 2011 52 rockets and 6 mortar shells were fired into Israel, 48 more attacks than the previous month.
Terror organizations in the Gaza Strip persist in their attempt to harm Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. 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.