IDF tanks shell Hamas terror targets in response to heavy rocket barrages at Israeli civilians
IDF tanks targeted several Hamas border posts in eastern Gaza following at least 20 rockets launched by Muslim terrorists at civilians in southern Israel.
Later in the night, Israeli fighter jets carried out retaliatory strikes on Hamas terror targets.
Three Hamas terrorists were wounded following IDF airstrikes in Khan Younis. One of them died later of his wounds. Lack of immediate retaliation for the terrorist’s death could indicate that the terror groups in Gaza are planning to initiate a bigger round of escalation.
“Israeli fighter jets have started striking terror targets in Gaza. This is in response to 10 rockets fired from Gaza at Israeli civilians earlier tonight”, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit tweeted.
“In response to rockets fired at Israel, we struck Hamas terror targets in Gaza including naval force and training compounds, a compound with an anti-missile simulator, weapon manufacturing, storage sites, and underground infrastructures. Terror targets civilians We target terror”, the IDF added.
At least 20 rockets have been launched by Muslim terrorists from northern Gaza at civilians in southern Israel. Ten of the rockets reached Israeli territory. Eight of those rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.
One of the rockets struck the city of Sderot. There is damage to a house. No injuries. Police sappers were called to the scene.
Some 600 Israeli children members of the Scouts were evacuated from youth camps in areas near Gaza tonight as concerns of escalation grow.
Code Red rocket sirens sounded in Sderot, Ibim, Erez, Gavim, Sapir College, Nir Am, Or HaNer, Erez, Nir Am Shooting Range.