IAF strikes in Gaza in retaliation for Negev mortar shells

Following Tuesday mortar shells launched at IDF troop in Negev, IAF strikes Gaza Strip target affiliated with terror activity

The Israel Air Force launched an attack at a Gaza Strip target affiliated with terror activity, Tuesday. 


The IAF has launched five airstrikes in different areas in the Gaza Strip, Palestinians reported.


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One of the strikes, Palestinian sources said, was targeted against terror tunnels that were exposed several weeks ago. One of the strikes has reportedly hit an Islamic Jihad post.


The IDF noted that the attacks were launched following mortar fire directed at IDF troops near the border fence earlier Tuesday. No injuries or damage were reported as a result of the shells.


According to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, IAF aircraft attacked a weapon manufacturing facility and two tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip. Hits were detected.


Tuesday's airstrike is the second strike in less than a week, in retaliation for mortar shells hitting inside Israeli territory.


On Thursday, the Air Force attacked two mortar launchers in northern Gaza in response to mortar fire into Israeli territory, according to the IDF Spokesperson.


"The IDF will not accept any attempt to harm citizens of the State of Israel and will continue to work against every source that engages in terror against the State of Israel," the statement said. "The Hamas terror organization is the address and it carries responsibility."


Elior Levy contributed to this report



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