Israel attacks Hamas target in response to rocket attack

Israel’s Air Force responded to the terrorist rocket fire from Gaza and reiterated it would not tolerate any threat to Israel’s citizens. 

By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News

Israeli Air Force (IAF) aircraft attacked Hamas terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip late Monday night in response to rocket attack by Gazan terrorists on Israel’s civilian population earlier in the day.

According to Palestinian sources, the IAF pounded one target in the central Strip. No injuries were reported in the attack.

The IDF said in a statement that it attacked a Hamas military compound.

Monday’s attack that spurred the air strikes against Hamas included two rockets that landed in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council, causing no injuries or damage.

No terror organization took responsibility for the attack, but the sharp increase in rocket fire from the Strip over recent months has mostly been the work of an ISIS affiliate operating out of Gaza.

Israel ultimately holds Hamas responsible for any aggression originating from within the Gaza Strip since the Islamist terror group seized control of the Strip in 2007.

“The IDF views the Hamas terror organization as exclusively responsible for what occurs in the Gaza Strip, and will continue to operate with severity in order to maintain the quiet in the sotuh,” the IDF stated after the air strike.

Since the beginning of 2015, terrorists have fired some 50 rockets at Israeli targets from Gaza. Several exploded in Israel, with some exploding within the Strip or landing in open spaces.