The Israeli air force retaliated with an air strike on a terror target in Gaza in response to a rocket launched from GazaÂ that landed in Israeli territory Friday. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
(JNS.org) The Israeli Air Force struck Gaza-based terrorist infrastructureÂ belonging toÂ Hamas in response to a rocket fired at southern Israel on Friday.
Earlier in the day,Â residents of theÂ Eshkol Regional Council, an IsraeliÂ community located close to the border with Gaza,Â reported witnessing blasts. TheÂ Israel Defense ForcesÂ later discovered that a rocket had landed in an open area, markingÂ the third Gaza rocket to land in Israel since thisÂ summer’s 50-day war between Israel and Hamas.
“Israel’s security takes precedence over everything and I will not ignore the firing of even one rocket; therefore, the air force responded to this firing by destroying a cement factory that served to rebuild the tunnels that we hit in Operation Protective Edge,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday night. “Hamas bears the responsibility for any escalation. We will safeguard Israel’s security.”
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