IAF Strikes Terror Targets in Gaza (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 06/18/12)
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IAF aircraft struck a weapons manufacturing site in southern Gaza and
a center of terrorist in central Gaza on Sunday night.
According to a statement by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, direct hits
were identified at the targets. All Israeli aircraft returned safely
to their bases.
The statement said that the attack came in response to high
trajectory fire into Israeli territory.
Over the Sabbath, remains of two Grad rockets were found in southern
Israel. One may have been fired from Jordan.
On Friday night, residents of southern Israel heard explosions. On
Saturday morning, the remains of a Grad rocket were located in the
southern Arava, not far from Eilat. Saturday evening, the remains of
another 122 mm. Grad were found near Mitzpe Ramon in the Negev.
It is still not clear whether the rocket found near Eilat was fired
from the Sinai Desert or from Jordan. The IDF did not say where
either rocket was fired from – only that it is investigating both
On Sunday afternoon, Arab terrorists fired three mortar shells at IDF
troops in the Eshkol region. The soldiers were on patrol near the
Gaza border fence.
The rockets exploded in an area not far from where the patrol had
been set to enter. No one was physically injured and there was no
“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, adding that “the terror
organization Hamas”, which controls Gaza, is responsible for any
attacks on Israel.
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 06/18/12)
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