Photo Credit: Israeli Air Force
IAF fighter plane.


The IDF Spokesman announced Monday afternoon that overnight, Monday, February 27, 2017, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit an open area in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council. In response to the attack, the IAF targeted five Hamas positions throughout the Gaza Strip.


Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, IDF Spokesman: “The IDF holds Hamas accountable for any attacks from the Gaza Strip that jeopardize the safety of Israelis and breach Israel’s sovereignty.”

The Jewish Press reported earlier, based on a tweet from Gaza:

Israeli forces on Monday fired two rockets at a site in the northern Gaza Strip, following a rocket that exploded in an empty area in Israel earlier. According to a Tweet from Gaza, explosions were heard in central Gaza City and the central Gaza Strip, as Israeli planes hit the Hittin site of the Al-Quds Brigades in the northern Gaza Strip.