After an intense Saturday, IDF forces strike 18 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip. Air sirens heard in cities and councils close to the operations but no rockets fired on Israel.

An Israeli tank drives as it returns to Israel from the Gaza Strip August 3, 2014. (photo credit: REUTERS)


18 Hamas targets were struck by IDF forces Saturday night said the IDF spokesperson, among these targets were two Hamas outposts and means to manufacture weapons.

Air sirens were heard in Israeli cities and towns nearby, but no rockets had been fired on Israel during that time.

The IDF holds Hamas responsible for all that is happening in the Gaza Strip and is determined to ensure security to the people of Israel using all the means it has, stated the IDF spokesperson.

Air sirens were heard at the southern city of Sderot, Hof Ashkelon Regional Council and Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council said IDF spokesperson Saturday night.

Air sirens were also heard in the city of Ashkelon and Sdot Negev Regional Council.

This follows an intense Saturday in which the IAF struck various Hamas targets in the Gaza strips in response to an attack on IDF soldiers.

As reported by The Jerusalem Post