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October 28, 2013 10:02 am

Israel Air Force Strikes Two Launch Sites in Northern Gaza Following Rocket Attacks

avatar by Zach Pontz

A two-ship of Israeli Air Force F-16s from Ramon Air Base. Photo: wiki commons.

In response to several rockets and mortars fired into Israel in the past 24 hours, Israel Air Force aircraft targeted two concealed rocket launchers in the Northern Gaza Strip Sunday night. Direct hits were confirmed.

Early Monday morning, two more rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel. One rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome Missile Defense System above the city of Ashkelon. IDF forces are searching the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council vicinity for the second projectile.

Yesterday a mortar shell fired from the Gaza Strip landed in Israel adjacent to the security fence in the Southern Gaza Strip.

“This targeted strike, based on IDF intelligence and advanced Air-Force capabilities, is an immediate response to the terrorist aggression and its infrastructure in Gaza,” said IDF Spokesman, Lt. Col. Peter Lerner. “Hamas must take responsibility for these actions or pay the price for inaction. We will continue to safeguard the civilians of the State of Israel, and prevent future attempts of terrorism formulating in the Gaza Strip.”

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