(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman)

The IDF carried out an aerial attack today (Wednesday, 28 November 2007) against a post of the Hamas terrorist organization in the southern Gaza Strip. The attack was carried out following the continuous launching of Qassam rockets and mortar shells at Israeli communities in the western Negev, including those fired at Kerem Shalom earlier today.

Since June, Palestinians have fired at Israel an average of one Qassam rocket every three hours. More than 200 rockets and mortar shells have been launched since the beginning of November, including 11 today.

The IDF will continue to operate in order to reduce the number of Qassam rockets and mortar shells fired from the Gaza Strip at the Israeli home front.