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.
3 rockets were fired from #Gaza at Israeli towns and cities earlier tonight.
In response, IDF fighter jets & attack helicopters just struck a number of Hamas terror targets in Gaza.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) December 7, 2019
התקיפה בוצעה בתגובה לירי הרקטות ששוגרו מרצועת עזה לעבר שטח ישראל מוקדם יותר.
ארגון הטרור חמאס אחראי על הנעשה ברצועת עזה וממנה והוא יישא בהשלכות לפעולות כנגד אזרחי ישראל
— צבא ההגנה לישראל (@idfonline) December 7, 2019
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.
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.
— Shehab Agency (@ShehabAgencyEn) December 7, 2019
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.