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Thursday, May 26, 2016

IAF attacks Hamas infrastructures in Gaza

Airstrike in Gaza (archive)
Airstrike in Gaza (archive)
Reuters


Israeli aircraft overnight Wednesday attacked two terrorist infrastructures belonging to Hamas in Gaza, the IDF Spokesperson said in a statement.
According to the statement, the airstrike was in response to an earlier rocket attack on the Gaza Belt.
"The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for Gaza and will continue to act with determination in order to maintain the quiet in the communities in southern Israel," the IDF statement stressed.
In Wednesday evening’s attack, which occurred around 11:30 p.m., a rocket exploded in an open area in the Sha’ar Hanegev region. There were no physical injuries or damages.
Military sources said that activated the alarm sounded because the test was conducted at an open area.
Military sources said that the “Red Alert” siren was not activated before the rocket exploded due to the fact that it was headed towards an open area.
Rocket and mortar fire from Gaza has continued to “trickle” into Israel on occasion. On May 6, two mortar shells fired from Gaza exploded near the security fence in the Eshkol Regional Council.
There were no physical injuries or damages. Israeli aircraft hit two Hamas targets in Gaza in retaliation for the attack.