Israel bombs Hamas targets in response to rocket attack

January 16, 2020 by TPS
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The Israeli Air Force (IAF) last night bombed Hamas terror targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rockets fired by terrorists at Israel earlier in the day.

An Israeli Air Force Jet. Credit: Maj. Ofer via Wikimedia Commons

Gaza-based terrorists launched four rockets at Israeli communities in the south, setting off sirens in several communities.

The IDF stated that two were intercepted by the Iron Dome defence system. The two other projectiles exploded in open space. No one was injured and no damage was caused in the attack.

The targets hit by IAF fighter jets included a weapons manufacturing site and a military compound.

The IDF stated its views the fire at Israeli territory “very severely and will continue to act as necessary against attempts to harm Israeli civilians.”

“The Hamas terror organization is responsible for what is happening in and out of the Gaza Strip and it will bear the consequences for actions against Israeli citizens,” its added.

This is the first rocket attack on Israel from Gaza in 2020. The last attack occurred at the beginning of December when terrorists fired three rockets at the city of Sderot, setting off sirens in the city and in surrounding communities. The Iron Dome defence system intercepted the three rockets.

No one was injured by the rocket and no damage was caused by the attack. Several people were treated for shock.

In response, the IAF carried out a series of attacks on Hamas terror targets in the Gaza Strip.

Terrorists have launched some 40 rockets at Israel since the IDF’s operation in Gaza in November which commenced with the assassination of senior Islamic Jihad commander Bahaa Abu al-Atta and during which some 25 terrorists were killed and over 450 rockets were fired at Israel.

TPS

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