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IDF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza on Saturday in response to Rocket fire on Sderot
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Rocket fired from Gaza intercepted over Sderot on Saturday

Israel strikes Gaza in retaliation for Sderot rocket fire

IDF says strike targeted rocket production site, military base, weapons storage facility and terror tunnel; strikes came after second rocket in as many days launched from Strip at Israeli communities

Yoav Zitun |
Published: 09.12.21, 08:23
Israel carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in response to Palestinian rocket towards the southern city of Sderot, the Israeli military said.
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  • The rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system and one resident of Sderot was slightly injured by a fall, when he was running for cover.
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    יירוט כיפת ברזל של רקטה ששוגרה לעבר שדרות
    יירוט כיפת ברזל של רקטה ששוגרה לעבר שדרות
    Rocket fired from Gaza intercepted over Sderot on Saturday
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    A military spokesperson said the IDF strikes targeted a rocket production site, a military instillation, weapons storage facilities and a terror tunnel.
    "Israel will not accept any action by terror organizations targeting Israeli civilians and will continue to strike in response to any aggression emanating from the Gaza Strip. The IDF hold Hamas responsible for any attack," the IDF said in a statement released Sunday.
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    IDF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza on Saturday in response to Rocket fire on Sderot
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    Tension between Israel and the Palestinians has risen over the past week, after six Palestinian militants escaped from a maximum security Israeli jail on Monday. Israeli forces have since captured four of the inmates.
    Drawing Israeli air strikes, Gaza militants also fired a rocket into Israel on Friday when two of the prisoners were apprehended and then again on Saturday, after two more escaped inmates were caught.
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    Zakaria Zubeidi one of six escaped prisoners captured on Saturday
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    In Gaza, a spokesman for the ruling Hamas terror group, said on Saturday that they will demand the release of the recaptured prisoners in the next prisoner exchange with Israel.
    Hamas is believed to be holding the bodies of two IDF soldiers killed in the 2014 Gaza war as well as two civilians who crossed in to Gaza on their own accord.
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