Overnight, the IDF targeted approximately 150 medium range rocket launching sites as well as ammunition storage facilities across the Gaza Strip, causing severe damage to terror infrastructures.
As a result of the continuous IDF targeting rocket launching capabilities, rocket fire at Israel overnight was significantly decreased, with only a few hits landing in open areas.
Since the start of Operation Pillar of Defense, the Israeli Air Force has targeted over 450 terror activity sites in the Gaza Strip.
The aim of targeting these sites is to impair the rocket launching capability of terror organizations in the Gaza Strip and hamper their continuous build up.
In addition, IAF aircraft targeted a central terror activity site in the southern Gaza strip in order to harm the command and control posts of the Hamas terror organization.
The Iron Dome Active Missile Defense System has successfully intercepted over 130 rockets that launched from Gaza, aimed at Israel.
The Gaza strip has been turned into a frontal base for Iran, forcing Israeli citizens to live under unbearable circumstances.
The IDF will continue to target sites that are used to carry out terror attacks against Israeli citizens. Currently, over the course of a rapid and preplanned military strike, the IDF continues to target underground launch sites used to fire rockets at Israeli communities.
The sites that were targeted were positively identified by precise intelligence over the course of months.
Over the past few days, over 300 rockets were fired at Israeli communities. One rocket hit the central Israeli city Rishon Lezion, located approximately 60 km from the Gaza Strip.
Military sources report that overnight, a structure used to coordinate terror activity in Khan Yunes area was targeted. A significant explosion was identified during the targeting, implying that a substantial amount of ammunition was stored in the site.
An excessive amount of the weapon storage facilities has been deliberately located inside civilian residential buildings. This provides further evidence of the way Hamas cynically uses the Palestinian civilian population as a human shield.
About the Author: Aryeh Savir is director of the International division of Tazpit News Agency.
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