IAF attacks Gaza in response to earlier rocket fire
IAF attacks Gaza in response to earlier rocket fire. (photo credit:Courtesy)


The Israel Air force struck two Hamas weapons-manufacturing sites in the northern Gaza Strip, the IDF reported early Sunday morning.

The strikes were in response to rockets fired from Gaza toward Ashkelon on Saturday night.

In a statement, the military said it does not tolerate terrorist rockets fired into Israel. Furthermore, the IDF said it “will continue to respond with severity to any attempts to disturb the calm in southern Israel.”

An Iron Dome air defense battery stationed in the area intercepted one of the projectiles. There were no immediate reports of injuries or of damage.

The interception took place just as multiple sirens sounded in the south of Israel in the Ashkelon regional council area.

Earlier Saturday, dozens of Palestinians managed to infiltrate Israel from southern Gaza and were surrounded by security forces.

“The incident is under the full control of our forces, and ended with five of the infiltrators taken for questioning and the remainder returning to the Strip,” the IDF said.

As reported by The Jerusalem Post