Damage in the south
Photo: Amir Levy

2 terrorists killed in IDF strike

IAF hits rocket squad in southern Gaza Strip. Palestinians threaten retaliation

Egyptian efforts to negotiate a lull fail: The IDF announced Monday that the Air Force attacked a rocket squad in the southern Gaza Strip and carried out a direct hit after at least six rockets were fired at Israel.


"IAF aircraft attacked a terrorist cell in the southern Gaza Strip which used high-trajectory weapons against Israel," a statement issued by the IDF Spokesperson's Office said.


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Palestinian sources in the Strip confirmed that the IDF attacked east of Khan Yunis but initially claimed the cell was not hit. Later, it was confirmed that two members of the Al-Ahrar movement's military wing were killed in the strike.


"כיפת ברזל". שש רקטות התפוצצו בדרום אמש (צילום: שאול גולן, ידיעות אחרונות)

Iron Dome fails to intercept rockets (Photo: Shaul Golan, Yedioth Ahronoth)


The Palestinians reported that medical teams found the bodies of two terrorists on Monday morning. "They did not die in vain, the national consensus on the lull won't prevent us from taking revenge and retaliating for these ongoing crimes," the movement said.


Al-Ahrar consists of ex-Fatah men and is partly sponsored by Hamas.


Rocket fire continued overnight as one rocket exploded in the western Negev, causing no casualties. Earlier on Sunday, two rockets exploded in an open area south of Ashkelon, and one hit the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries were reported.


Shmulik Hadad contributed to this report




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