IDF Foils Rocket Attack from Gaza


rocket-terrorists-gaza-hamasIAF aircraft were able to foil a rocket attack on Israel’s southern communities late Thursday night, the IDF Spokesman reported in a statement.

According to the statement, the aircraft hit a terrorist cell in northern Gaza, whose members were just about to launch a rocket into Israeli territory.

The shooting was thwarted, the statement noted.

The IAF attack comes after earlier on Thursday evening, a Qassam rocket launched by terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza exploded in an open area next to one of the communities in the Sha’ar Hanegev region. No physical injuries or damages were reported.

Last weekend, a barrage of rockets fired from Gaza brought about several IDF retaliations. IAF aircraft attacked a rocket production site, a terrorist base and a weapons storehouse in Gaza on Saturday night, after terrorists fired at least six rockets at southern Israel on Friday and Saturday.

Gaza terrorists also fired an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) anti-tank missile at IDF soldiers patrolling near the southern border last Friday evening. None of the Israeli soldiers were wounded in the attack, and IDF forces responded with tank fire.

Read more: Israel National News

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