In response to rocket fire, overnight the Israel Air Force targeted a terror activity center in the northern Gaza Strip and a Hamas tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed.

The tunnel was intended for infiltrating into Israel and executing terror attacks against Israeli civilians and IDF (Zahal) soldiers.

These terror-linked sites were targeted in response to the firing of rockets at Israel’s southern communities. Over the past 48 hours seven military-use projectiles launched from the Gaza Strip hit the Eshkol Regional Council, and an additional military-use projectile hit the Sdot Negev Regional Council.

The IDF (Zahal) holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for maintaining the calm in the Gaza Strip and for any terrorist activity emanating from it. The IDF (Zahal) will also continue to respond harshly to any attempt to use terror against the State of Israel.