IDF Responds to Rocket Barrage in the South

Date: 02/02/2009, 2:22 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

The Israel Air Force attacked a number of targets throughout the Gaza Strip a short while ago, including six smuggling tunnels and a Hamas outpost. All IAF aircrafts returned to their respective bases safely.

The target attacks came in response to the barrage of Qassam rockets and mortar shells that were fired at Israel today, wounding an Israeli civilian and two IDF (Zahal) soldiers. It should be noted that more than 10 rockets fell yesterday (Feb 1.) in southern Israeli communities.

As the sole authority in the Gaza Strip, Hamas bears full responsibility for all terror attacks that originate within its area of control.