Monday, October 28, 2013
Following Aggressive Rocket Fire, IAF Strikes Concealed Rocket Launchers
Israel Defense Forces
After rockets were fired at Israel, the Israel Air Force struck two concealed rocket launchers in the Gaza Strip.
In response to the numerous rockets and mortars launched at Israel in the past 24 hours, IAF aircraft targeted two concealed rocket launchers in the Northern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed.
Earlier this morning, rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel. One rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome Missile Defense System above the city of Ashkelon. IDF forces are searching the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council for the additional projectile.
Yesterday, a mortar shell fired from the Gaza Strip landed in Israel near the security fence in the Southern Gaza Strip.
IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said: "This targeted strike, based on IDF intelligence and advanced air force capabilities, is an immediate response to the terrorist aggression and its infrastructure in Gaza. Hamas must take responsibility for these actions or pay the price for inaction. We will continue to safeguard the civilians of the State of Israel, and prevent future attempts of terrorism formulating in the Gaza Strip."