The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed Friday night that the IAF attacked six terrorist targets belonging to the Hamas naval force in Gaza.
The attack was carried out in response to the extensive infiltration attempts into Israeli territory earlier today, when a group of Muslim terrorists breached the Gaza border fence and attempted to infiltrated into Israeli territory.
The rioters approached the security fence, hurled rocks and firebombs, and tried to light the fence on fire. In response, IDF troops operated in accordance with the rules of engagement and thwarted the attempted infiltration.
“For several weeks now, the Hamas terrorist organization has been leading violent disturbances that constitute a cover for a series of terrorist attacks against terror infrastructures, security forces and civilians,” the IDF statement said.
“At the height of the events today, a large scale violent incursion was carried out, in which Hamas terrorist operatives led hundreds of violent rioters, including terrorists, towards Israel, while throwing explosives, hand grenades and firebombs, and even damaging the fence.”
“The IDF views with great severity the ongoing attempt by the Hamas terrorist organization to turn the fence into a space of violence and terrorism under civilian cover, with repeated attempts to damage and destroy the security and defense infrastructures,” the IDF said.
“The IDF will not allow cynical use of civilians, including children, women and persons with disabilities, as a cover for ongoing terrorist activity against Israeli citizens and IDF forces, and will continue to respond harshly to any such terrorist attempt. The response to the continuation of such incidents will not be confined to the area of the fence and the Hamas terrorist organization will bear its consequences even deep inside the Gaza Strip,” it warned.
“The Hamas terrorist organization is solely responsible for what is happening in the Gaza Strip both above and below the ground,” concluded the statement.