Yesterday, June 3, 2015, two rockets were launched at Southern Israel from the Gaza Strip. The rockets hit open areas near the cities of Ashkelon (population ~123,478) and Netivot (population ~29,529). No injuries were reported. This is the second attack originating in Gaza in the past ten days.
In response to the attack, the IDF (Zahal) struck three terror infrastructures in the Gaza Strip. Hits were confirmed.
“When the sirens sounded [last night] in Israel more than 140,000 Israeli lives were put in jeopardy,” said Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, IDF (Zahal) Spokesperson. “Israelis and Palestinians deserve to live normal lives, but instead Hamas chooses to use the Gaza Strip as a launching pad for rocket attacks. The IDF (Zahal) will act against the aggression, will act against those who wish to terrorize Israel and will act to protect Israelis in the line of indiscriminate rocket fire from Gaza.”