IAF Strikes in Gaza After Rocket Attacks on Israel (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 06/04/12)
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IAF aircraft struck a weapons-manufacturing site and a terror tunnel
in northern Gaza on Sunday night, according to an IDF statement.
The statement noted that direct hits at the targets were identified.
All Israeli planes returned safely to their base.
The attack came after terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza fired a
Qassam rocket at southern Israel late Sunday night. The rocket
exploded in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council. There were
no physical injuries or damage.
In an earlier attack on Sunday evening, terrorists from Gaza launched
a Qassam rocket at southern Israel. This rocket, too, exploded in an
open area of the Eshkol Regional Council. No physical injuries or
damage were reported.
“The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli citizens and
IDF soldiers and will continue to act against anyone who uses terror
against Israel,” said the IDF statement, which added that the “the
terrorist organization Hamas” is responsible for the deadly incident.
On Saturday night, IAF aircraft struck three weapons manufacturing
sites in central Gaza, as well as two terror tunnels, one in northern
Gaza and one in the south.
According to a statement by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, direct hits
at the targets were identified. All Israeli planes returned safely to
Saturday night’s attack came in response to the shootout between IDF
troops and a Gaza terrorist on Friday morning. 21-year-old Golani
Brigade soldier Netanel Moshiashvili was killed in the incident.
The incident occurred as the terrorist tried to infiltrate the
western Negev from Gaza the predawn hours of Friday morning.
According to a preliminary investigation, the terrorist took
advantage of fog around 4:00 a.m. to go through a hole he cut in the
security fence near the Kissufim crossing. A Golani unit responded to
the scene and identified the terrorist who opened fire at the
soldiers, killing one. Artillery soldiers fired back, killing the
In March, terror gangs in Gaza fired over 200 rockets into Israel
over a period of four days following the targeted killing of Popular
Resistance Committee leader Zuhir Musa Ahmed Qaisi and his deputy,
Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Hanani.
The quiet in the south has mostly been maintained since Egypt
brokered a ceasefire between the sides. However, a ‘ceasefire’ for
the terrorist groups mean that they do not fire barrages of rockets,
but periodically send a reminder to Israelis that they have the
ability to disrupt their lives. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/04/12)
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