Israel Air force hits back at Gaza rocket fire

As search for missing teen continues, IAF attack Gaza targets in response to ongoing rocket fire into Israel.

The Israeli Air Force attacked Tuesday several terror targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire into Israel Monday night.



IAF aircrafts struck a terror activity site and two weapon storage facilities, in the southern and central Gaza Strip, IDF spokesman said. In addition, an arms manufacturing facility was hit in the northern Gaza.


The attack came as rocket fire from the Gaza Strip has escalated over recent days, with the majority of Israeli forces and efforts focused on searching the West Bank for the three teenage Israeli boys presumed to be kidnapped since last Thursday.


Late Monday, a rocket fired from Gaza in the direction of Ashkelon landed in an open field; no injuries or damage were reported.


Earlier Monday a Iron Dome missile defense battery, which was recently transferred to the Ashkelon area, intercepted two rockets fired at the city from Gaza. Fragments of the rockets scattered across the city. There were no reports of injuries or material damages.


A rocket exploded in a community in southern Israel Saturday evening, only hours after IAF forces struck targets in Gaza Strip in response to additional rocket fire from earlier in the day.


The rocket Saturday evening slammed into a community in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Community, landing only a few meters from a residential home. The IDF confirmed the rocket landed in the house's yard, but said no injuries or damage were sustained.


The rocket was preceded by a Color Red siren; however, this was not the case with the rocket that landed earlier Saturday, which landed near the border fence with Gaza in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council.


Israeli Air Force struck a terror target east of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip on Saturday morning, in response to Palestinian rocket fire at the western Negev earlier.


Matan Zuri contributed to this report


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