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The IAF strike Photo: Reuters
The IAF strike Photo: Reuters

IDF bombs Gaza soccer stadium

IDF says long-range rockets fired from stadium in Gaza Strip, multiple weapons hidden under grass

Yoav Zitun
Published: 11.19.12, 10:52 / Israel News

IAF aircraft bombed the Gaza Strip's soccer stadium on Sunday night, after long-range rockets were fired from the site towards Israel. The facility also served as a weapons cache, the IDF said.  


The IDF said over 80 targets were attacked in the Strip overnight, including hidden launchers, tunnels and training camps. Great damage was caused to the terror organizations' weapons depositories.


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Amongst targets was an underground launching site, from which rockets were fired on the southern city of Kiryat Malachi Sunday night. Since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense, the IDF has attacked more than 1,350 terror targets throughout the Strip.

איסמעיל הנייה משחק באצטדיון בעזה (צילום: AFP)

Hamas PM at stadium (Archive photo: AFP)


The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said Sunday there has been a 40% decrease in the extent of fire from the Gaza Strip compared to the previous night – a significant decrease, according to the army.


On Sunday night, 40 smuggling tunnels were attacked near the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah, on the Egyptian border. The IAF bombed the tunnel entrances and their routes, ensuring that their reconstruction will take a very long time.


On Monday morning, the IAF attacked six rocket launching sites. The IDF also gained control over the Gaza Strip radio station, using it to warn Gaza residents to distance themselves from terror hubs.





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