Kassam rocket explodes outside Sderot home, causing damage.

 Rocket hits home in Sderot, IAF targets Gaza terrorist sites


(Photo: Rafael Ben-Ari/Chameleons Eye)

(Communicated by the IDF Spokesperson)

This afternoon, a Kassam rocket hit and damaged a home in Sderot.

In response to the continuous firing of rockets and mortars from the Gaza Strip, including nearly 685 rockets and mortars that hit Israel since the beginning of 2009, the Israel Air Force recently attacked two weaponry production sites in Gaza City and four smuggling tunnels on the Gaza-Egypt border. 

Despite the ongoing rocket fire, Israel continues to transfer humanitarian aid on an almost daily basis. Today, 106 trucks carrying goods, 460,000 liters of fuel and 350 tons natural gas were transferred into the Gaza Strip via the various crossings.

The IDF will continue to respond to any attempts to destabilize Israel’s south and the deliberate targeting of Israeli civilians.