During the weekend, IAF aircraft targeted several terror activity sites in the Gaza Strip as a response to the barrage of rocket fire at the Israeli home front.

On Friday night, IAF aircraft targeted a number of sites in the central Gaza Strip.

Earlier today, IAF aircraft targeted a terror tunnel and two terror activity sites in the southern Gaza Strip.

The terror tunnel was intended to be used by terrorists to infiltrate into Israel and to carry out terror attacks against Israeli civilians and IDF (Zahal) soldiers.

Since the beginning of 2011, over 50 Qassam rockets, Mortar shells and Grad missiles have been fired at Israel’s southern communities and cities. Since Wednesday, four rockets hit Be’er Sheva and the Sdot Negev Regional Council.

The IDF (Zahal) will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians or IDF (Zahal) soldiers, and will continue to respond harshly to terror. 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.