IAF thwarts rocket launch attempt by terrorist squad


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Communicated by IDF Spokesperson

Earlier this morning, the IAF targeted and identified hitting a squad of terror operatives who were preparing to fire rockets from the northern Gaza strip into Israel.

More than 165 rockets and mortars have been fired at Israeli territory since the beginning of 2010, and over 440 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel since the end of Operation Cast Lead.

The IDF remains committed to protecting the citizens of Israel and will continue to act against terror. The IDF holds Hamas solely responsible for terror emanating from the Gaza Strip.