IAF Preempts Gaza Rocket Launch (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gabe Kahn 04/07/12)
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An IAF drone strike on Saturday preempted a terror cell attempting to
fire rockets into Israel from Gaza.
Israeli "aircraft thwarted a rocket launch in the southern Gaza
Strip," a military spokeswoman told AFP.
The two would-be terrorists were injured in the strike, which
targeted a motorcycle in southern Gaza near Rafiah local medical
The IAF strike marked the first such action in Gaza since last month,
when terror gangs in Gaza launched more than 200 rockets into
Israel´s counter-strikes targeting rocket launching cells operating
from densely populated civilian areas in Gaza killed 26 – at least 21
of whom were terrorists.
A Grad rocket fired from Sinai landed in Eilat before dawn on
Thursday. There were no physical injuries or property damage in the
Security forces on Saturday discovered a second rocket, unexploded,
from Thursday´s attack on Eilat.
Critics charge that Israel´s airstrikes-for-rockets security posture
vis-a-vis Gaza has only served to perpetuate the poor security
situation endured by its southern residents.
Following the Eilat attack, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said that
Israel would find and strike at those seeking to harm Israelis.
“Anyone who tests us from near or far will find itself facing a
strong and smart military prepared to defend Israel and defeat our
enemies,” he said. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/07/12)
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