IDF: No Country Would Allow Targeting Of Its Civilians


idf-spokesperson-brig-gen-yoav-polly-mordechaiIDF Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Yoav Polly Mordechai has assured that the IDF will continue striking with precision. Over 135 rockets have been fired from Gaza, and Iron Dome has intercepted every rocket directed at highly populated areas.

“We will not allow this unbearable reality to continue plaguing the lives of civilians in southern Israel. No country in the world would allow this and we will continue operating against every terror body active in the Gaza Strip,” said Mordechai in a radio interview.

Brig. Gen. Mordechai mentioned that, “Escalation in the south ensues. Air Defense soldiers operating the Iron Dome anti-missile system has successfully intercepted rockets directed at highly populated regions. We have targeted terror operatives responsible for rocket launchings with approximately 20 killed. The IAF along with exact intelligence reports has been successful in directly targeting these terrorists as they prepare to launch rockets.”

The IDF spokesperson said that “the Hamas terror organization is responsible for everything taking place in the Gaza Strip, as it continues enabling rocket fire directed at Israeli civilians.” He said, “We will continue operating to thwart attacks, as Gaza terrorists continue executing terror attacks against Israel.”

So far, according to Maj. Gen. Mordechai, the IDF held nearly 30 aerial strikes targeting terror sites such as weapons storage facilities, rocket launching sites, weapon manufacturing facilities, training bases, posts and tunnels used for terror activity in the Gaza Strip. Many of these strikes thwarted attacks directed at Israeli population.

He continued to discuss the large -scale activity in Gaza, “over 12 Islamic Jihad terror operatives responsible for the rocket fire and participating in the manufacturing of rockets were targeted. We continue operating surgically with carefully planned and executed precise attacks against terror operatives involved in rocket launching.”

Brig. Gen. Mordechai stressed that “the home front is strong along with the Air Defense, enabling security forces to continue attacking and operating against terror operatives. The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system has been extremely successful in intercepting every rocket directed at highly populated region.”

{Yair Israel}