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An Israeli Apache helicopter shoots a missile over the Gaza Strip. (archive)

The Israel Air Force attacked terrorist targets in Gaza early Sunday in retaliation for a barrage of rocket fire from Gaza that was aimed at Jewish communities along the southern border on Saturday night.


Fighter jets and combat helicopters struck numerous targets, including a Hamas military complex with warehouses, offices and outposts. A military post belonging to the Hamas naval force in northern Gaza was also destroyed, the IDF said.

Rocket Fire Again Aimed at Southern Israel Saturday Night from Gaza

Three people were physically injured while racing to bomb shelters, including a 10-year-old girl. In addition, two others were treated for severe anxiety triggered by the Red Alert incoming rocket alarm sirens.

Arab media reported almost immediately that Israeli air strikes had targeted Hamas positions in northern Gaza near Jabaliya.

Also among the targets was a position belonging to the terror group’s military wing, the Izz a-Din al-Qassam Brigades, according to the Hamas-linked Shehab news agency.

“The IDF holds the Hamas terror organization responsible for events transpiring in the Gaza Strip and emanating from it. Hamas will bear the consequences for actions against Israeli civilians,” said the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit in a statement.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.