IAF Bombs Hamas Targets in Gaza in Response to Rocket Attack

22 November, 2020   |   2 weeks ago

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) on Saturday night numbed Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket attack on the city of Ashkelon earlier in the evening.

Gaza-based terrorists launched a rocket at the city of Ashkelon, which exploded in an industrial zone, causing damage to a structure.

A pregnant woman was evacuated to the Barzilai Medical Center after being injured while running to the safe room when the rocket siren went off in Ashkelon. She is under observation and is in good condition.

In response, IAF fighter jets and helicopters attacked 12 Hamas terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip, including two sites for the production of rockets, underground infrastructure and a military training complex of the Hamas naval force.

The IDF “takes all terrorist activity against Israel very seriously and is prepared and ready to act as resolutely as necessary, against attempts to harm Israeli citizens and their sovereignty,” it stated.

“The terrorist organization Hamas bears responsibility for what is happening in and out of the Gaza Strip, and will bear the consequences of terrorist acts against Israeli citizens,” the IDF added.

Police sappers arrived at the site of the rocket explosion on Sunday morning to ensure the rocket remains posed no further threat.

The IDF is investigating why the Iron Dome defense system did not intercept the rocket.

The last rocket attack on Israel from Gazza occurred a week ago.