Israeli fighter jets bombed Hamas terror targets in central Gaza
The IDF on Friday night struck a Hamas terror tunnel in southern Gaza, as well as several military targets belonging to the terror group, among them complexes used to prepare arson terror attacks and a Hamas terror training facility.
The strike was conducted in response to the terror acts instigated during the violent riots along the security fence yesterday, in addition to the continuous arson attacks damaging Israeli land on a daily basis.
During the strike, approx 17 rockets were launched from Gaza, 5 were intercepted by Iron Dome.
“Hamas is responsible for the events transpiring in Gaza and emanating from it and will bear the consequences for its actions”, the IDF said in a statement.
Israeli jets have renewed strikes in Gaza on Saturday morning following additional rockets fired toward Israel overnight.
At this very moment, thousands of families were woken up by the noise of red alert sirens signaling that rockets were fired at Israel. They only had seconds to run to bomb shelters.
Additional rockets were launched on Saturday morning. Sirens sounded in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council in southern Israel.
Sirens continue going off in Hof Ashkelon, Eshkol, Sdot Hanegev Regional
WATCH: Israeli fighter jets bombed Hamas terror targets in central Gaza in response to today’s terror attacks along the security border fence. Moments after the strikes, code red sirens sounded in Southern Israel. https://t.co/8RjEOyMvbS pic.twitter.com/Sou4Br4O9G
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An IDF officer was moderately injured by a grenade that Muslim terrorists from Gaza threw at him during violent riots along the security fence.
Troops responded by firing towards the terrorists. A hit was identified. The officer was evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva.