Following 3 rocket launches from Gaza on Tuesday evening, the Israel Air Force struck back at targets within Gaza.
This was the first time that Israel has responded with an air assault to the Gaza rocket launches since the Pillars of Defense cease fire. No one was reported injured in the IAF strike.
The Gazan rockets hit in the Eshkol region.
There was also a mortar launched earlier in the day that fell short and landed within the Gaza Strip.
The IDF Spokesperson said,
“The IDF will not accept any attempt to attack Israeli citizens or IDF soldiers, and the IDF has no intention of allowing the return to the situation as it was before Operation Pillars of Defense.
The IDF views the attacks on Israel as very serious, and holds Hamas responsible.”
Earlier in the day police also found the remains of the Palestinian rocket that targeted Israel during President Obama’s visit on March 21.
The Gaza rocket had hit a kindergarten in Sderot. The school was closed and empty at the time for the extended Passover vacation.
About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.