Air Force strikes Hamas position in south Gaza - Israel News, Ynetnews
 
ynetnews
web


   Israel News

Israel News
World News
Israel Opinion
Jewish
Israel Business
Israel Culture
Israel Travel
Helicopter Attack

Archive photo IDF Spokesman's Office
Archive photo IDF Spokesman's Office
 
 

Air Force strikes Hamas position in south Gaza

Helicopter attack carried out in response to firing of mortars on Israeli communities

Hanan Greenberg
Published: 11.27.07, 23:39 / Israel News

The Israeli Air Force attacked a Hamas position in south Gaza Tuesday evening in response to the firing of mortar rounds towards Israeli communities earlier in the day.

 

The IDF generally tries to avoid attacking militant group positions and prefers to focus on thwarting terror attacks emanating from the Strip, but the launching of mortars toward Kerem Shalom prompted the IDF to launch a helicopter attack on the Hamas post.

 

"The strike conveyed a clear message to Hamas that we will not tolerate attacks on Israeli communities," a military official said. "We consider Hamas responsible for the firings and this is why the post was attacked."

 

At least eight terrorists have been killed by Israeli forces in recent weeks.

 

A source in the Southern Command said there was a rise in attacks from Gaza during the week leading up to the Annapolis peace conference. "We will choose the most appropriate methods to foil terror attacks," he said.

 

Hand grenades, knives, magazines and radios were found on the bodies of some of the terrorists who were killed Tuesday.

 

commentcomment   PrintPrint  Send to friendSend to friend   
Tag with Del.icio.us Bookmark to del.icio.us



 
3 Talkbacks for this article    See all talkbacks
Please wait for the talkbacks to load

 

RSS RSS | About | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of use | Advertise with us | Site Map

Site developed by  YIT Advanced Technology Solutions