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January 9, 2014 10:40 am

IDF Strikes Gaza Terror Site in Response to Mortar Attacks

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A mortar fired into southern Israel. Photo: Sderot Media Center.

JNS.org An Israeli aircraft hit Gaza in two separate missions Thursday morning in response to mortar rounds fired by terrorists at Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops patrolling near the border.

The three mortar shells fired by the terrorists exploded near the border fence and no injuries or damage were reported.

In response, the Israeli aircraft targeted terror sites in the southern Gaza Strip. The IDF confirmed that they were direct hits.

This is just the latest incident showing increasing tension in Gaza. On Monday terrorists launched a rocket that exploded in the Negev, without any injuries or damage. Last Friday, the Israel Air Force hit four targets in Gaza in retaliation for a rocket fired on Thursday.

“This ongoing conflict that we are facing on a daily basis cannot be endured by Israeli civilians,” said Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, IDF Spokesman.

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