Summary of the Week: IAF Responds to Rocket Fire

Israel Air Force Website

2 rockets were fired at Israel landing in open areas. IDF (Zahal) responded in attacking different targets in southern Gaza Strip.

Date: 10/02/2010, 4:38 PM    

In the last seven days (Feb. 3-9), two Qassam rockets were fired against Israeli communities in the northwestern Negev region and landed in open areas. There were no injuries and no damage was caused. One rocket landed in the Eshkol Regional Council, and the other in Sderot.

In response, the Israel Air Force hit a tunnel used for smuggling weapons near the Rafah crossing. In addition, the Israel Air Force successfully targeted sites in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday night, in a joint IDF (Zahal)-ISA operation.

In total, since the end of Operation Cast Lead, 144 rockets and 71 mortar bombs were fired at Israel.

In Judea and Samaria region, counterterrorism activities continue to take place, and suspected terrorists have been arrested. In three separate incidents, IDF (Zahal) soldiers were attacked with stones, bottles of Molotov cocktails and pipe bombs, resulting in one soldier lightly injured. In addition, attempts to harm Israeli civilians continue, as six Israeli vehicles were attacked by Palestinians hurling rocks. There were no injuries from the stones, but several vehicles were damaged.
The crossings between the Gaza Strip and Israel were open last week, and 405 trucks of goods passed through them.