IAF Strikes Gazan Targets Over Rocket Fire

Several hours after rockets fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in Israel, the Israel Air Force attacked three Hamas targets. In addition, two Islamic Jihad targets were attacked. “The IDF views the rocket fire seriously. The Hamas terror organization is behind the attack,” the IDF Spokesperson said in a statement. Overnight, two rockets exploded in unpopulated areas in the Sdot Ha-Negev Regional Council, causing no injuries or damage to property. Alarm sirens sounded in Ashkelon, Netivot and additional communities in the vicinity of the Gaza Strip. The rockets were fired from the Deir al-Balah area in Gaza. A terrorist organization associated with the extremist Salafi school of thought that has ties with the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the shooting. The rocket fire was in response to the execution of an Islamic State terrorist by Hamas in Gaza on Tuesday. Nonetheless, the IDF held Hamas responsible for the fire.

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