The Israel Air Force attacked a Hamas terror complex in southern Gaza overnight Tuesday in response to rocket fire at the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.
The Code Red rocket alert siren was sounded at 10:47pm Tuesday in Yad Mordechai and Netiv HaAsara, located near the Gaza Strip’s southern border.
Shortly after that, a rocket was found after it had fallen in an open area. No one was hurt and no damage was reported.
Israeli defense officials believe Islamic Jihad terrorists are behind the rocket fire in recent days.
However, Fatah terrorists released photos this week that purport to show the recent rocket launches at Israel.
On Friday night, three rockets were fired at Sderot, with the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepting one, while another fell in a street, causing damage to several vehicles. A day later, the remains of a third rocket were found in a kindergarten, which caused damage to the structure.
Late Monday night, the Iron Dome intercepted a rocket fired at Ashkelon. Earlier in the day, a rocket fell in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council.
No one was hurt in the rocket fire, and the IDF retaliated after each rocket launch with attacks on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.
It was cleared for publication Sunday that the IDF had blown up a Hamas terror tunnel reaching hundreds of meters into Israeli territory.
In response, Hamas threatened that Israel “must be afraid and know it will pay a price for breaking the rules” and destroying their terror tunnel.