Gaza rockets hit Ashkelon as wave of Palestinian terrorism continues

( The uptick in Palestinian terrorism continued Thursday when two rockets from Gaza were fired into the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon. The rockets landed in open areas and caused no injuries. The Israel Defense Forces responded by striking a weapons-manufacturing facility and a weapons-storage facility in Gaza.

Qassam rocket launchers in Gaza. Credit: Israel Defense Forces.

“Israel sees Hamas as responsible,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday, Israel Hayom reported. “We will strike both those who attack us and those who harbor them. No one will be immune.”

Both Islamic Jihad and Hamas promised on their websites to avenge the Israeli airstrikes. 

“We cannot tolerate pre-meditated attacks against Israelis anywhere, be it individual or organized Islamic Jihad violence and terrorism,” Gilead Sher, former chief of staff and policy coordinator to former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak, told

Posted on December 27, 2013 .