Israel bombs Islamic Jihad terror targets overnight in response to rocket attacks
Israeli fighter jets and drones bombed Islamic Jihad terror targets overnight, in response to four rocket attacks from Gaza which violated a ceasefire agreement that came into effect at 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
“We are currently striking Islamic Jihad terror targets in Gaza. This comes after rockets were indiscriminately fired from Gaza at Israeli civilians today,” the IDF tweeted.
The IDF targeted a terror compound that was used for the manufacture of components used to make rockets and the headquarters of the Islamic Jihad Khan Yunis division, which houses the offices of senior terrorists.
The IDF expanded its scope to additional terror groups in Gaza. The site of Jamal Abu Samhadana and Abu Ataya of the Brigades of Nasser Salah al-Din were also targeted during the overnight raid, according to the terrorists.
“The IDF sees with great severity the violation of the ceasefire and the firing of rockets at Israel. It is at high alert and will continue to act, as necessary, against attempts to harm Israeli citizens,” the IDF said.
The airstrikes followed the continued rocket fire from Gaza towards Israel despite the ceasefire agreement.
Israel’s Iron Dome defense system intercepted 90 percent of more than 450 rockets launched by Muslim terrorists from Gaza.
The rocket barrages were triggered by the targeted elimination of Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Atta in a predawn Israeli airstrike in Gaza.
Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza reported 34 terrorists eliminated and 111 wounded during two days of Israeli retaliatory strikes.