Responding to a rocket attack on southern Israel on Wednesday, the Israeli air force struck deep in Gaza during the night.
The IAF targets included factories used in the production of arms near Khan Younis and two tunnels used for weapons smuggling. The tunnels were located in the south of the Gaza region, connecting the Hamas regime in the Palestinian Authority with the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula. Hamas-controlled tunnels in Gaza are regularly used for smuggling weapons, rockets, arms components and the terrorists themselves, as well as merchandise and contraband.
The precision strikes were successful, according to IDF spokespeople, and the aircraft returned to their bases unharmed.
Hamas sources admitted that two tunnels were hit, but claimed that the IAF had bombed a military training facility, not a factory. According to those sources, three people were wounded in the Israeli airstrike.
An IDF spokesperson said, “The attack comes in response to rocket fire directed yesterday morning at Israel. The IDF will respond forcefully to any attempt to disrupt the calm situation in the south of the country.”
Wednesday’s rocket attack by PA terrorists targeted the Western Negev. The rocket, most likely a Kassam, landed in an open field between two towns in the Shaar Hanegev region. There were no reports of injuries or damage.
In the past month alone, PA terrorists have launched approximately 15 rockets at Jewish communities in the Western Negev.