July 1st, 2010

In Response to Rocket Fire, IAF Targets Weapons Manufacturing Facility, Terror Tunnel & Terror Activity Site in Gaza Strip

The Israel Air Force struck a weapons manufacturing facility in the northern Gaza Strip in addition to a terror tunnel and terror activity site in the southern Gaza Strip overnight. The terror tunnel was dug approximately one kilometer away from the security fence and is intended for infiltrating into Israel and executing terror attacks against IDF (Zahal) soldiers and Israeli civilians. The attack is in response to the rocket that was fired at Israel and damaged a factory in the Sdot Negev Regional Council on Wednesday morning, June 30th 2010. Over 90 rockets and mortar shells have been fired at Israeli territory since the beginning of 2010, and over 330 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel since the end of operation Cast Lead. The IDF (Zahal) remains committed to protecting the citizens of Israel and will continue to act against terror. The IDF (Zahal) holds Hamas solely responsible for terror emanating from the Gaza Strip.