Overnight, an IAF aircraft targeted concealed rocket launchers in the northern Gaza Strip. Directs hits were confirmed.
Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, IDF (Zahal) Spokesman: “The IDF (Zahal) air strikes were conducted in response to the rocket launched at the civilians living in the Sha’ar HaNegev regional council yesterday (Tuesday) evening. This is an absurd situation that would not be tolerated anywhere else in the world. The IDF (Zahal) is charged with, and will continue to operate in order to safeguard Israel’s civilians, and combat terror and its infrastructure in the Gaza Strip. Ultimately, it is Hamas that must be held accountable for this breach of Israeli sovereignty and it is this terrorist regime that bears the responsibility for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.”