Following a Qassam rocket attack on the west Negev towns and villages, the air force responded by attacking strategic terrorist infrastructure in the Gaza strip
Liat Blumberg | Nikolai Avrutov
Last night, combat helicopters of the “Magic Touch” squadron, and combat jets of the “Hammers” squadron were deployed on operational sorties at the Gaza strip. The aircrafts attacked a truck suspected of transporting weapons, a rocket manufacturing site of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization. In addition, a Hamas activist was killed, while assembling weapons.
“We destroyed rocket storage near the Nusirat refugee camp”, tells Lt. Ofer, air-crew man of the “Hammers” squadron who was out on the sortie. “It was a very precise and successful attack”.