IDF attacks Hamas targets in response to rocket fired from Gaza

Israel destroyed a Hamas military position, following through with its vow to respond to any and all attacks emanating from Gaza.

An IDF tank shelled and destroyed a Hamas military position in Gaza on Monday shortly after Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired a rocket at Israel’s civilian population.

There were no Israeli casualties in the attack. The rocket set off alarms in the area, but exploded in an open area, causing no damage.

Later in the day, Israel’s Air Force (IAF) attacked three Hamas positions in northern Gaza.

“The IDF views the Hamas terror organization as bearing sole responsibility for all incidents emanating from the Gaza Strip,” an IDF spokesman announced.

No organization claimed responsibility for the attack. A Jihadist group that supports the Islamic State (ISIS) has previously taken responsibility for similar attacks.

The border with Gaza has been fairly quiet in recent months. The last cross-border incident occurred late last month, and before that there had not been an attack since mid-December.

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 rocket attacks from Gaza and over 40 rockets have exploded in Israeli territory.

By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News