IAF fighter jets and helicopters on Sunday evening attacked Hamas targets in the northern Gaza Strip. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that Hamas’ underground infrastructure was attacked as well.
The attack was carried out in retaliation for the rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory earlier in the evening.
“The IDF views all terrorist activities against Israel’s territory as very serious and will continue to act as necessary against attempts to harm Israeli civilians,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said. “The Hamas terror organization bears responsibility for what is happening in and out of the Gaza Strip, and it will bear the consequences for the terrorist operations against Israeli citizens.”
Earlier on Sunday, terrorists operating out of Gaza fired three rockets towards Israeli territory.
Two rockets were fired initially, followed by a third launch later Sunday night.
Warning sirens were sounded in multiple Israeli towns in the Sdot Negev Regional Council near the Gaza border. Residents reported hearing explosions in the area.
Authorities said the two rockets landed in open areas, causing no physical damage or injuries, with the third projectile intercepted and destroyed by a missile fired by Israel’s Iron Dome defense system.
Last week, terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired multiple rockets into the Mediterranean, in an attempt to intimidate Israel and stifle its plans of proceeding with the sovereignty plan, under which Israeli sovereignty would be applied to large swaths of Judea and Samaria.