Israel Air Force pounds Gaza in response to rocket attack

Responding immediately to a rocket attack from Gaza on southern Israel, the IAF hit back, targeting Hamas bases.

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) pounded Gaza overnight Wednesday in response to a rocket attack aimed at the southern city of Ashkelon just before 9 p.m., prompting emergency sirens to go off.

The rocket from Gaza landed in an open area in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed. There were no injuries.

No group has yet claimed responsibility. However, Israel holds Hamas, which rules Gaza, responsible for any missiles of other attacks emanating from the Strip.

Reports indicate there were at least three injuries caused by the IAF strike, in which recently acquired F-35 stealth fighter jets were reportedly used, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Since the summer 2014 war with Gaza, a number of missiles have been aimed at Israel from Gaza. In June, terrorists fired a rocket toward southern Israel, which exploded in an open space in the Eshkol region, causing no injuries or damage.

By: World Israel News