The Israeli Air Force struck a solitary “terror infrastructure” target early Thursday morning in “retaliation” for a missile attack south of Ashkelon.
No one was injured, and no damage was reported in the rocket attack, so the IDF decided to act “proportionately” to the nth degree and strike back at only one target, without injuring a terrorist.
The rocket exploded in the Ashkelon Coastal Region second after an early warning siren was heard at 2:02 a.m.
The IDF spokesman stated:
The rocket landed in an open area adjacent to the city of Ashkelon, no injuries were reported.
In response to this attack, IAF aircrafts targeted a terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.
IDF Spokesman, Lt. Col. Peter Lerner: ‘The time was 2 AM in Israel when sirens sounded in the Lachish region, a frightening wake up call, alerting civilians to rush to shelters.
The repeated rocket fire at Israel does not only put the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians at risk but it [also] is a deliberate decision to target civilians. No person should live under the threat of terrorism, always fearing what will come next, and whether they will find shelter in time to save their lives.
The IDF said it views the attack “gravely and will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli citizens.”
Therefore, it attacked “a” terror target.
Not many people will sleep well tonight in southern Israel.