A short while ago, IAF aircraft targeted a terrorist squad in the central Gaza Strip during final preparations to fire rockets at Israel. A hit was confirmed.

IAF Thwarts Rocket Launch Attempt

Archive: IAF targets a terror facility in the Gaza Strip

The squad was involved in previous rocket launches at communities located in southern Israel.

Over 450 rockets have hit Israel since the beginning of 2012.

The IDF (Zahal) will not tolerate any attempt by terrorist groups to target Israeli civilians and IDF (Zahal) soldiers, and will continue to operate against those who use terror against the State of Israel. The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.