Israeli Air Force fighter jets bombed 9 Hamas terror targets in response to rocket attack at Southern Israel
Following reports of sirens in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council and the Ashkelon industrial zone, the IDF confirmed that three rocket launches were identified from Gaza into Israeli territory.
One of the rockets is believed to have exploded inside Gaza
Incoming rocket alerts sounded in Southern Israel at around 4:40 am and 5:15 am.
Israeli warplanes bombed nine Hamas terror targets in two military compounds and in a munition manufacturing site in northern Gaza.
“The strikes were conducted in response to arson and explosive kites and balloons that have been launched into Israel. These are terrorist acts that endanger Israeli residents living in southern Israel and damage extensive areas in Israeli territory,” said the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit in a statement.
IDF releases video showing airstrikes on 1 of the Hamas terror sites targeted last night in Gaza. Israeli warplanes bombed 9 Hamas terror targets in 2 military compounds and in a munition manufacturing site in response to rocket attack at Southern Israel. https://t.co/9dogDikJmy pic.twitter.com/sQLMJrFdAw
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“In recent days, the IDF has warned numerous times against these launches. The IDF fired warning shots near groups who were responsible for the arson and destruction in Israel, and has carried out attacks against infrastructure used by these groups.”
“The IDF’s intelligence and operational capabilities will allow the IDF to increase these strikes as necessary. The IDF is determined to continue to act with increasing intensity against these acts of terror as long as required, using the variety of tools at its disposal.”
“The Hamas terror organization is accountable for everything happening in and from the Gaza Strip, and it will bear the consequences,” concluded the IDF statement.