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 has struckÂ “terrorist infrastructure” belonging toÂ Hamas in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket fired at southern Israel earlier on Friday.
This is the first IsraeliÂ air strike carried out by IsraelÂ in the Gaza Strip sinceÂ Operation Protective Edge during theÂ summer.
No fatalities have been reported in the strike. The “attack constituted a response to the steep trajectory rocket fire towards Israeli territory at the noon time hours,” a statement by an IDF spokesperson said, Yedioth Achronoth reported.
Earlier in the day residents of theÂ Eshkol Regional Council, an IsraeliÂ community located close to the border with Gaza,Â heard a Code Red alarm. Residents later reported witnessing blasts, and IDF forces discovered that a rocket had landed in an open area. This was the thirdÂ rocket launched from Gaza that landed in Israel since the summer’s conflict between Israel and Hamas.
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