(February 5, 2020 / Israel Hayom) The Israeli military carried out airstrikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after terrorists based in the coastal enclave fired three rockets at southern Israel.
According to Palestinian media reports, Israeli aircraft bombed several targets near Khan Younis in southern Gaza.
“IDF warplanes attacked Hamas terror targets in the southern Gaza Strip. A site for manufacturing weapons for Hamas’s military wing was attacked, dealing a blow to Hamas’ ability to further arm itself,” the IDF said in a statement.
“The strike was carried out in response to projectile fire and incendiary balloons [sent] from the Gaza Strip into Israel,” according to the statement.
Sirens wailed over Israeli communities near the Gaza border shortly after midnight, as at least three rockets were fired from Gaza on the country’s south.
“The Color Red alert was triggered in the city of Netivot and in the area near the Gaza border,” said the IDF. “Three launches were identified by IDF radars as coming from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.”
Two people were lightly injured while rushing to bomb shelters, Israel’s Army Radio reported.
According to the IDF, 13 rockets have been fired into Israel so far this week.
This article first appeared in Israel Hayom.
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