Israel pounds Hamas target in response to rocket attack

The IAF bombed a Hamas military position in response to a rocket fired at Israel.

By: World Israel News Staff

Palestinian terrorists launched a rocket at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on Sunday night, setting off the siren system in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council and the city of Sderot, sending tens of thousands of residents running for cover.

The rocket fell in an open space, causing no injuries or damage.

In response, Israel Air Force (IAF) fighter jets targeted “underground infrastructure” in the southern Gaza,” the IDF stated.

“The IDF will continue to act in order to ensure the security of Israeli civilians. Hamas is responsible for everything happening in the Gaza Strip, above and below ground,” the IDF stated.

On Saturday night terrorists fired a rocket at Israel which hit a home.

This is the second night that the IAF bombed Hamas terror targets in Gaza.

On Saturday night, in response to an explosive charge that wounded four IDF soldiers on the border with Gaza earlier in the day, IAF fighters struck 18 Hamas military targets, including weapons manufacturing infrastructure.

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

The IDF believes that Hamas is enabling the rocket fire, launched by small terror groups, on orders from Iran, which is seeking to create friction in the area.

Over 40 rockets were fired over the past several weeks, close to the total number launched since Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014.