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File photo of rocket that hit Israeli community
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IAF attacks Hamas targets in retaliation for rocket fire
Israel attacks two targets at Hamas military complex in southern Gaza in wake of rocket at Shaar HaNegev Regional Council earlier in the evening; false Code Red siren sounded during airstrike, IDF looking into it.
The Israel Air Force attacked two targets at a Hamas military complex in the southern Gaza Strip overnight Friday in response to rocket fire at Israeli communities.

 

 

During the attack, the Code Red rocket alert siren was sounded in the Eshkol Regional Council, even though there was no rocket fire at Israel at that time. The IDF is looking into the matter.

 

An IDF statement on the attack said the army "sees the Hamas terror organization as the sole one responsible for what happens in the Gaza Strip and from it."

 

File photo (Photo: EPA)
File photo (Photo: EPA)

 

The attack came in the wake of a rocket fired at the Shaar HaNegev Regional Council on Friday evening, which fell in an open area. No one was hurt and no damage was caused.

 

It followed a late-night rocket fired at Israel on Thursday night as well, which led the IDF to attack a Hamas observation post in the northern Gaza Strip.

 

Earlier in the week, on midnight between Monday and Tuesday, a Code Red rocket alert siren was sounded in Sdot Negev and Shaar HaNegev regional councils. Residents in the area reported hearing explosions, but Israeli forces did not find any rockets inside Israel.

 


First published: 02.03.18, 08:17
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