IAF strikes Gaza terror sites in response to Palestinian rocket fire

A Qassam rocket in Sderot. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets into southern Israel on Monday, Israel Hayom reported. The rockets exploded in open areas and no injuries or damage were reported.

In response, the Israeli Air Force struck two targets in the Gaza Strip overnight—an underground rocket launcher in central Gaza and a terror site in northern Gaza. Direct hits were confirmed, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

No Palestinian injuries were reported in the IAF strikes.

“The IDF targeted sites that were part of the infrastructure used to terrorize Israel and its civilians,” Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, from the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, said. “The daily reality of Israelis exposed to rocket attacks is unbearable, incomprehensible and immoral.”

According to the IDF, more than 30 rockets have been fired from Gaza into southern Israel since the start of 2014.

Posted on February 11, 2014 .