After rocket fire from Gaza, Israeli Air Force strikes terror sites

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

( The Israeli Air Force (IAF) struck two terror sites in the Gaza Strip early Monday morning in response to recent rocket fire from the Hamas-controlled coastal enclave, Israel Hayom reported.

The Israel Defense Forces confirmed direct hits on the targets, one in southern Gaza and the other in central Gaza.

“This morning’s IDF actions are a direct response to Gaza terrorist aggression against the citizens of southern Israel,” said Lt. Col. Peter Lerner of the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. “The unlawful Gaza rocket attacks, meant to terrorize, maim, and kill Israelis, will not be allowed to become routine.”

In the two days prior to the IAF strikes, two rockets were fired into southern Israel from Gaza. Additionally, on Monday morning, a mortar shell fired from Syria exploded near an IDF position in the Golan Heights. The IDF responded with an artillery strike on the source of the mortar fire.

Posted on June 2, 2014 .