IDF build-up continues along the Gaza border after a night of strikes and rockets
After a night of rockets at Ashkelon and strikes on Hamas terror targets, additional artillery units, tanks, and military hardware headed to southern Israel overnight as the IDF build-up continues for a possible operation on the Gaza border.
Schools in southern Israel operated as usual on Wednesday despite the tense security situation. The decision was made following consultations with the Home Front Command.
Hamas has refused to halt the Friday riots after mosque or the late-night terrorism along the security border fence despite the current round of Israeli strikes, the London-based, Arabic-language newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported Wednesday.
Despite reports of a ceasefire and relative calm throughout the day, the IAF bombed Hamas terror targets in Gaza Tuesday night in response to the continued terrorism along the Gaza border and rockets launched by Muslim terrorists towards the Eshkol Regional Council and Ashkelon.
“Our airforce just struck several Hamas terror targets in Gaza. If Hamas thinks that we’ll sit idly by as their rocket fire, explosives, and breaches of Israel’s border fence threaten the lives of Israeli civilians – they’re wrong”. the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit tweeted.