Gaza rocket fired at south; IDF retaliates (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Elior Levy Published: 05.02.12, 07:35)
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Air Force jets bomb tunnel in northern Strip shortly after rocket
hits Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. No injuries reported
Air Force jets attacked a tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip on
Wednesday shortly after a rocket exploded in southern Israel. The IDF
Spokesperson´s Unit said a direct hit was carried out.
The strike was carried out in response to the firing of a Qassam
rocket which exploded in the Hof Ashkelon regional Council on
Tuesday. No injuries or damage were reported.
Palestinian sources reported that the IAF attacked an open area near
Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. There were no injuries, they
reported. Residents in the Sderot area reported hearing two loud
blasts after midnight and estimated they originated from Gaza.
On Monday, a Qassam rocket fired from Gaza exploded in an open area
in Sderot. No injuries or damage were reported.
A rocket was also fired from Gaza on the eve of Israel´s Independence
Day last week and landed at the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. No
injuries were reported.
On Tuesday, the IDF carried out a strike in Gaza following fire
exchanges in the border fence area. The IDF Spokesperson´s Unit said
that terrorists opened fire at an IDF force near the fence. No
injuries were reported but damage was caused to two armored vehicles.
In response, the IAF and Armored Corps forces fired at suspicious
targets. Yoav Zitun contributed to this report (Copyright 2012 ©
Yedioth Internet 05/02/12)
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