Israel Air Force strikes Gaza targets


( The Israel Air Force struck three Hamas infrastructure sites in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket fired at Israel, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Spokesperson’s Unit said on Thursday.

A plane of the Israeli air force. Credit: Kevin Gruenwald, USAF via Wikimedia Commons

A mortar shell landed in Israel on Wednesday in an open field in the southern Eskhol Regional Council near the Gaza border. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

"The IDF sees the terrorist organization Hamas as solely responsible for what takes place in the Gaza Strip and will continue to act severely in order to maintain quiet in the southern communities," according to the IDF statement.

Israel launched a retaliatory attack on Hamas infrastructure in August after a missile fired from the Gaza Strip landed in the city of Sderot.


Posted on September 15, 2016 .