IAF pounds Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket attacks

September 12, 2019 by Aryeh Savir - TPS
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Israelis Air Force (IAF) warplanes on Wednesday bombed several Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket attacks on several Israeli civilian targets.

IAF F-15 jets

The IDF stated that IAF aircraft attacked a number of terror targets in a military compound belonging to the Hamas terror organization in the northern Strip.

Hamas terrorists fired heavy machineguns at the aircraft while they flew over the Strip.

“The IDF will continue to counter attempts to harm Israeli civilians and considers Hamas terror organization responsible for what is happening in and out of the Gaza Strip,” the army stated.

Several rockets were fired by Gaza-based terrorists at Israel town in the area earlier in the day, causing some damage to structures but causing no injuries.

Wednesday’s attacks and counter strikes were the latest in a series which occurred of past days.

On Tuesday night, terrorists fired rockets towards the cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon. The Iron Dome Defence system intercepted two of the rockets. The Israeli Air Force attacked 15 Hamas targets.

An IDF drone flying over the Gaza Strip crashed early Monday morning. It was probably shot down by terrorists.

Terrorists on Sunday night fired a rocket towards Israel. The launch failed and the rocket exploded inside the Strip.

IAF fighters on Saturday night bombed Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a drone attack earlier in the day. An armed drone launched from Gaza dropped an explosive device on an IDF vehicle. No one was injured in the attack and an IDF vehicle was lightly damaged, but it is considered a significant escalation.

The Islamic Jihad is believed to be behind the escalation.

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