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IAF strikes targets in the Gaza Strip overnight in response to rocket fire

Air Force attacks rocket launcher in central Gaza, terror cell in north of Strip. No Palestinian casualties reported

Yoav Zitun
Published: 02.11.14, 08:19 / Israel News

The Israel Air Force struck the Gaza Strip overnight in response to rocket fire towards the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council on Monday.

 

 

IAF planes attacked an underground rocket launcher in the center of the Strip and a terror cell in northern Gaza.

 

There were no reports of Palestinian casualties.

 

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"The attack came on the heels of unrelenting rocket fire by Hamas in recent days," the IDF Spokesman said.

 

Two rockets fell in open fields near Hof Ashkelon Regional Council on Monday, one in the late afternoon and another around 11:30 pm. No one was hurt and no damage was reported.

 

On Sunday morning, the IAF hit targets in the Gaza Strip, wounding a motorcyclist who Israel said was a member of the Global Jihad. Palestinian sources said that the man was seriously injured in the attack, which followed ongoing rocket fire from Gaza at southern Israel.

 

Israel named him as Abdullah Harti, 28, a Global Jihad activist and member of the Popular Resistance Committees.

 

On Saturday, a rocket landed in Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council, but no injuries or damage were reported. Another rocket was launched Thursday evening, and landed in an open field south of Ashkelon.

 

Elior Levy contributed to this report

 

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