IAF Targets Terror Activity Sites in the Gaza Strip

Targets included a terror tunnel to be used for infiltration into Israel. Since onset of 2011, more than 50 rockets have been fired into Israel

Date: 26/02/2011, 9:28 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

This past weekend (Feb. 25-26), Israel Air Force (IAF) aircrafts targeted several terror activity sites in the Gaza Strip as a response to ongoing rocket fire at Israeli territory.

On Friday night (Feb. 25), an IAF aircraft targeted a number of sites in the central Gaza Strip. On Saturday (Feb. 26), the IAF targeted a terror tunnel and two terror activity sites in the southern Gaza Strip.

The terror tunnel was to be used by terrorists to try to infiltrate into Israel and to carry out terror attacks against Israeli civilians and IDF (Zahal) soldiers.

Since the onset of 2011, over 50 Qassam rockets, mortar shells and Grad missiles have been fired at Israel’s southern communities and cities. Since Wednesday (Feb. 23), four rockets hit the city of Be’er Sheva and the Sdot Negev Regional Council.

The IDF (Zahal) will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians or IDF (Zahal) soldiers, and will continue to respond harshly to combat terror. The IDF (Zahal) holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for maintaining the calm in the Gaza Strip and for any terrorist activity emanating from it.