Israeli fighter jets bomb terror targets in response to rockets attack from Gaza
Israeli fighter jets carried out retaliatory strikes targeting terror infrastructure in Gaza after three rockets were launched by Muslim terrorists towards southern Israel.
Powerful blasts were heard near the Khan Younis seafront as Israeli aircraft were above all areas over Gaza.
At around 6 a.m., a second round of airstrikes on Hamas terror infrastructure was reported. The targets included a weapons manufacturing site and a terror tunnel in southern Gaza.
“In response to the rockets fired from Gaza at Israeli civilians earlier tonight, our fighter jets just struck a number of Hamas terror targets in Gaza. Hamas will bear the consequences for actions against Israeli civilians”, the IDF tweeted.
Code Red air-raid sirens sounded in Ashkelon shortly after the retaliatory strikes began. According to reports, Hamas terrorists fired heavy weapons at Israeli drones over Gaza, triggering the alarms in Ashkelon.
Earlier, a barrage of rockets was fired by Muslim terrorists in Gaza towards the city of Sderot in southern Israel.
CCTV footage shows the Iron Dome interception. One of the rockets was intercepted, one rocket landed in an open area and a third rocket fell short and exploded inside Gaza.
Shrapnel from the Iron Dome’s Tamir interceptor missiles hit a building in Sderot.
Two people arrived at Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon following the rocket attack. One of the victims suffered from shock and the other was lightly injured while running for shelter.
“If someone in Gaza thinks he can attack us after Operation ‘Black Belt’ then he is making a serious mistake. We’ll respond fiercely to any attack and will keep safeguarding Israel’s security on all fronts”, PM Netanyahu said following the rocket attack.
The latest escalation with Gaza began two weeks ago when an Israeli strike eliminated a top Islamic Jihad terrorist, Baha Abu al-Ata and brought a wave of rocket fire into Israel in response.