One Hamas terrorist was eliminated and two were seriously injured after Israeli fighter jets struck a Hamas terror position in Gaza Wednesday overnight, in retaliation for an explosive device that detonated Wednesday morning near an IDF force on the border.
The Hamas terrorist eliminated was identified as Muhammed Hujeila, 30, Arabs said on Thursday morning.
After the attack, a terror cell in the strip fired bullets at the aircraft, triggering two Code Red alert sirens in Israeli towns neighboring the northern sector of Gaza.
One bullet fired from Gaza hit the roof of a home in an Israeli community. No one was hurt in the incident.
“After the IDF attack in Gaza, a cell of terrorists fired at the jets which did not hit or cause damage. The gunfire activated Code Red sirens,” an IDF statement said two hours after the sirens blared in the region.
“The IDF, using aircraft, attacked the cell. The IDF sees the Hamas terror group as being responsible for all terror activities emanating from the Gaza Strip, and will act firmly against any attempt to carry out terror attacks against the citizens of Israel or IDF forces acting to defend them,” the statement continued.
The first Code Red siren was sounded at 1:33 am, followed by the second at 1:36 am in the Negev and Sdot Negev Regional Councils, an hour after Palestinian reports surfaced about the IAF attack.
Over recent weeks, Hamas has attempted to shoot down Israeli drones using heavy gunfire.