Israel bombs Gaza targets in response to rocket attack in southern Israel

Israel has vowed to respond to any attack from Gaza and blames any escalation in violence on Hamas.

Israel Air Force (IAF) aircraft attacked Hamas terror targets in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in response to a rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists at Israel’s civilian population earlier in the day.

Palestinian sources report of two terror targets that were hit.

The rocket, fired by an unknown faction, exploded in an open space, causing no casualties and some minor damage.

Shortly after the attack, IDF tanks fired at Hamas targets near the border.

There have been several sporadic rocket and mortar attacks against civilian targets and against IDF forces operating on the border. There were no injuries in any of those incidents.

Since Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014, there have been multiple rockets attacks from Gaza, and over 40 rockets have exploded in Israeli territory, four of them in Sderot.

By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News