Israeli jets attacked overnight Sunday an underground infrastructure in southern Gaza after a rocket fired from Gaza exploded Sunday evening in an open area in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council.
A statement issued by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit shortly after the Israel Air Force (IAF) struck the targets indicated that the fresh attack had been launched in response to Gaza’s rocket fire.
“Hamas is responsible for everything that happens in the Gaza Strip, above and below ground,” the statement read. “The army will continue to act to ensure security for the citizens of Israel using all means at its disposal.”
According to Arab officials, the attack was carried out in the area where a destroyed airport is located in Dahaniya, close to the Israeli border.
The strikes homed in on an open area, where a comparatively large number of missiles were fired by the IAF.
A Code Red alert sounded Sunday evening in Sderot and several towns in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council after rocket fire from Gaza was spotted, only hours after an earlier rocket landed on the roof of a residence of the region. There were no casualties and no damage was caused.