(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman)

Following the continuous Palestinian terror activity directed at Israeli targets, including the firing of projectile rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israeli communities, which has caused repeated damages to civilian property, the IDF carried out an aerial attack tonight, December 27, 2005, against terror infrastructures in the Gaza Strip:

The IDF targeted two buildings used by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror organization in the northern Gaza Strip, a structure used as a recruitment center in Beit Lahiya, and a building used as a center of activity in the city of Gaza. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades is involved in the planning and firing of projectile rockets towards Israel.

The IDF further targeted a bridge near the town of Beit Hanun and six additional access routes in the northern Gaza Strip. These are used by terror organizations to reach the launching grounds from which terrorists fire projectile rockets at Israel. The objective of targeting these routes is to prevent the passage of terrorists to the rocket launching grounds, and to disrupt the repeated attempts to fire projectile rockets at Israeli targets.