A short while ago, an IAF aircraft targeted four terror sites in the northern Gaza Strip and one additional site in the central Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed.

Yesterday, Palestinian snipers fired at security personnel near the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip, causing damage to an armored vehicle. Several hours later, at around 21:20, four rockets struck southern Israel.

“Civilians in southern Israel were forced to begin this month with an unacceptable  barrage of rockets,” IDF (Zahal) Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, said, ”Hamas has a responsibility to cease and prevent acts of aggression emanating from the Gaza Strip. The IDF (Zahal) will retaliate, reciprocate and when required initiate the use of force in order to defend the civilians of the State of Israel from these unlawful terrorist actions”.

Backround Information:

Last month, approximately 123 rockets were launched from Gaza at Israel, out of which 77 rockets hit Southern Israel. These figures include the massive rocket attack that took place between March 12-March 14, when a barrage of 70 rockets hit southern Israel, and additional rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome Missile Defense System.