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December 20, 2014 5:16 pm

Israeli Air Force Strikes Terror Target in Gaza in Response to Rocket

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Israel Air Force planes. Photo: Israel Defense Forces.

Israel Air Force planes. Photo: Israel Defense Forces.

JNS.org The Israeli Air Force has struck “terrorist infrastructure” belonging to Hamas in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket fired at southern Israel earlier on Friday.

This is the first Israeli air strike carried out by Israel in the Gaza Strip since Operation Protective Edge during the summer.

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No fatalities have been reported in the strike. The “attack constituted a response to the steep trajectory rocket fire towards Israeli territory at the noon time hours,” a statement by an IDF spokesperson said, Yedioth Achronoth reported.

Earlier in the day residents of the Eshkol Regional Council, an Israeli community located close to the border with Gaza, heard a Code Red alarm. Residents later reported witnessing blasts, and IDF forces discovered that a rocket had landed in an open area. This was the third rocket launched from Gaza that landed in Israel since the summer’s conflict between Israel and Hamas.

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