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February 19, 2018 10:34 am

Israel Strikes Gaza Terror Targets in Response to Rocket Fire

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A Gaza rocket that fell in an Eshkol Regional Council field in Israel during the ongoing conflict. Photo: Ronit Minaker.

JNS.org – The Israeli military pounded terror targets in Gaza early Monday, following a rocket launch from Gaza into southern Israel.

The Gaza City-based Safa news agency reported heavy damage from 10 IDF airstrikes in southern Gaza. No injuries were reported.

The IDF reported that the Gaza rocket landed late Sunday in an open area in the Shaar Hanegev region, which borders Gaza. Israel responded by bombing tunnels dug beneath Gaza, which were constructed by Hamas to smuggle arms and militants into Israeli population centers.

Fighting between Israel and Gaza have escalated since Saturday, when a bomb detonated along the Gaza border, injured four soldiers, two seriously, and a rocket launched from Gaza struck an Israeli  house in the town of Shaar HaNegev. Israel responded to the attacks by eliminating 18 terror targets in Gaza, including Hamas weapons factories.

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