IAF strikes Gaza terror sites in response to rocket fire

A Qassam rocket in Sderot. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Israeli Air Force struck three terror sites in the Gaza Strip early Friday in response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed, the Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson’s Unit said.

IAF aircraft targeted a terror activity site and a weapons-manufacturing facility in northern Gaza, as well as a weapons storage facility in southern Gaza, the IDF said.

“Israelis cannot be held at the mercy of these hideous terrorists operating from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip,” said Lt. Col. Peter Lerner of the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. “The bases of Gaza terrorism and its industry of death will not be immune while our citizens are being attacked. It is our responsibility, right and obligation to defend Israel from Gaza-based aggression.”

Posted on January 31, 2014 .