Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization has vowed to take revenge against Israel over air strikes that reportedly killed two on Saturday.
The air strikes came in response to four Qassam rocket attacks fired at southern Israel from Gaza by Hamas terrorists on Friday night.
Hamas called the retaliation an “escalation” and placed “full responsibility” on Israel.
Jewish families in the city of Sderot and the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council district were forced to race for shelter when the Red Alert siren sounded a warning just after 10 pm.
All four Qassam rockets exploded in open fields barely seconds after the siren activated.
Israeli Air Force pilots targeted a Hamas military terrorist base near Beit Lahiya the next morning in retaliation for the attacks.
Two children, ages 10 and 6, were allegedly killed when debris from the base next door struck their home, according to Hamas.
“The blood of the children killed in the Zionist raid will not flow in vain,” warned the Izz a-Din al-Qassam Brigades military wing of Hamas in a statement. “Our patience with the attacks of the enemy has its limits.”Hana Levi Julian