The IAF attacked the Gaza Strip Monday in response to a rocket fired Sunday night at the the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. Hamas terrorist infrastructure in southern Gaza was attacked according to the IDF.
A rocket launched from the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday night fell in an open area at the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. It was preceeded by a Code Red rocket-alert siren that was sounded in Sha'ar HaNegev and the Sdot Negev regional councils. No one was hurt, and no damage was caused.
The IAF attacked the southern Gaza Strip a few hours after the rocket launch. A Hamas position located between Rafah and Han Younis was attacked. There were no wounded in the attack.
The IDF said that it "holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for what happens in the Gaza Strip and will continue to act firmly in order to maintain quiet in the southen towns." At night the attack was carried out against the local Hamas outpost between Rafah and Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip. There were no casualties in the attack.
Tamir Idan, head of the Sdot Negev regional council said that they are in constant contact with security forces. "From here I send a message to the government that the best way for it to express its responsibility to the residents of the south is by strengthening the confidence and resilience of our citizens and providing real solutions. We will not surrender to terrorism and at the same time we refuse a situation in which our residents are sitting ducks. We expect the government to respond immediately and firmly in order to stop anyone from thinking that it is legitimate to fire rockets at Israeli citizens."
The last time a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip at the southern communities was two weeks ago on October 27. Then, as well, the rocket landed in the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. The IAF responded by attacking two Hamas positions.