Two Grad rockets hit southern Israel

Archive photo: IDF (Zahal) Website

Two Grad rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed in open territory in the Ashdod area and Eshkol Regional Council on Thursday

Date: 24/03/2011, 6:43 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

Two Grad rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed on Thursday (Mar. 24) in open territory in the Ashdod area and the Eshkol Regional Council.

Alarms were also sounded in Yavne and Rishon Letzion but no rocket landings were identified. A number of people from Yavne and Rishon Letzion were treated for shock following the alarms.

Since Thursday morning, six other rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel, causing no damage or injuries.

On Thursday morning, an IAF aircraft attacked a terrorist cell in the northern Gaza Strip as the cell was preparing to launch a projectile toward Israeli territory.

Over the course of Wednesday night (Mar. 23), the IAF continued to target Hamas terror sites in the Gaza Strip, with aircraft striking a smuggling tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip and a terror center in the northern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed and all aircraft returned to their bases safely.

The operations came in response to rocket and mortar attacks targeting Israel’s southern communities in recent days.

The IDF (Zahal) will continue to respond decisively to terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip and will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians or IDF (Zahal) soldiers. The IDF (Zahal) suggests that Hamas not escalate the situation or test the IDF (Zahal)’s strength.