The attack is in response to Palestinian rocket fire against Israeli communities in the northwestern Negev region.

Date: 10/02/2010, 4:32 PM    

The Israel Air Force successfully targeted sites in the southern Gaza Strip tonight, in a joint IDF (Zahal)-ISA operation.

The attack is in response to Palestinian rocket fire against Israeli communities in the northwestern Negev region in the last few days.

More than 20 rockets and mortars were fired at Israel since the beginning of the year.

The IDF (Zahal) will continue to operate firmly against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel. Hamas is solely responsible for maintaining peace and quiet in the Gaza Strip.