Israeli Air Force strikes Gaza terror sites after rockets fired

Planes from the Israeli Air Force, which struck seven terror sites in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to rockets fired at southern Israel. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( The Israeli Air Force struck seven terror sites in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday night in response to several rockets fired at southern Israel from the area. The air force targeted several rocket-launching, terrorism, and weapons-manufacturing sites in Gaza, the IDF Spokesperson's Office said.

Earlier in the evening, the Iron Dome system had intercepted two rockets. A third rocket landed in open territory and another landed before reaching the Israeli border and injured four Palestinians, including a child, according to reports. Southern Israeli residents had to go into bomb shelters in response to the sounding of a Code Red rocket siren.

"The Hamas terror organization and its offshoots are responsible for what happens in its jurisdiction," the IDF said.

On Sunday, the IAF had struck four other Gaza sites in response to rockets fired at Israel from the area on Saturday. Security sources say small jihadist organizations are likely to be behind the rocket attacks.

Posted on June 24, 2014 .