IDF attacks in Gaza in response to rocket attack at southern Israel
The IDF attacked terror targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday afternoon in response to a rocket fired from the strip that exploded in open area in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council in the early morning hours.
According to sources in Gaza, so far there have been 15 strikes against targets across the Gaza Strip—including a Hamas post near Nuseirat in the center of the strip—with four Hamas terrorists wounded in eastern Rafah.
The Gaza Interior Ministry called on civilians to stay away from the sites that were bombed.
A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip early Monday morning exploded in open territory in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council. The IDF reports that there were no injuries and no damage.
Security forces were called to the area and are searching the area for remnants of the projectile. The Code Red siren was not activated.
Monday’s rocket marks the fourth rocket fired at Israel in the last month.
Last week, two rockets were fired from the Sinai Peninsula near the Egyptian border and landed in the Eshkol Regional Council. There were no injuries in the attack. The rockets were fired at Israel in response to an ISIS claim that an Israeli drone killed five of the terror group’s members near Rafah.
In the beginning of February, four rockets were fired from Sinai towards the coastal city of Eilat. The Iron Dome missile defense system successfully intercepted three, while the fourth fell in an open area, causing no damage. ISIS in the Sinai took responsibility for the salvo.
Three days later, another rocket was fired toward the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council. Using tanks and aircraft, the IDF attacked three Hamas positions in the northern Gaza Strip in response to the rocket fire, which emanated from the Gaza Strip.