Since the morning hours, at least 40 rockets and mortars have been fired from Gaza into south-western Israel. Several Israeli Border Policemen were injured Tuesday evening, one of them is in critical condition.

Tuesday afternoon, IAF aircraft targeted a terrorist squad in the central Gaza Strip. The squad targeted was responsible for the rockets fired at Israel over the previous few hours. Both Arab terrorists were killed.

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Since the start of 2012, more than 290 rockets have been fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip. But, unlike earlier attacks, so far this week the Iron Dome defense system has not been put in operation.

The IDF has released a statement that it will not tolerate any attempt by terrorist groups to target Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, and will continue to operate against those who use terror against the State of Israel. The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.

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