Israel bombs Islamic Jihad terror targets in Gaza: Rocket-launcher terrorist eliminated
HAPPENING NOW: The IDF is carrying out retaliatory strikes on Islamic Jihad terror targets in Gaza following heavy barrages of rockets fired towards Israeli citizens in southern Israel, Shfela, and Jerusalem area.
The IDF targeted a group of Islamic Jihad terrorists who were on their way to launch rockets at Israeli civilians.
According to Arab reports, a Muslim terrorist was eliminated in the strike. He has been identified as Khalid Farag, a senior Islamic Jihad commander.
“This morning, a terrorist squad fired rockets from Gaza at Israeli civilians. In response, our Air Force targeted the squad. A hit was identified”, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit tweeted.
The carcass of another Islamic Jihad terrorist arrived at Shifa hospital as a result of Israeli shelling in northern Gaza.
In addition, the home of a senior Islamic Jihad terrorist in Rafah was bombed after a roof knock strike.
According to Arab reports, 18 Islamic Jihad terrorists were eliminated and 50 injured in retaliatory strikes since yesterday.
After a night without rocket attacks, Muslim terrorists from Gaza fired several barrages of rockets Wednesday morning towards southern Israel and the Jerusalem area.
Rockets were intercepted by Iron Dome defense system over Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem.
Yesterday, Islamic Jihad terrorists fired more than 200 rockets from Gaza at Israeli civilians. About 100 were intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system.
The rocket barrages were triggered by the targeted elimination of Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Atta in a predawn Israeli airstrike in Gaza.
“This terrorist fired hundreds of rockets and planned more attacks. He was a ticking time bomb,” Netanyahu said.