In Response to Rocket Fire, IAF Targets Hamas Infastructure in Gaza, 1 Aug 2010

Overnight, the Israel Air Force struck a Hamas-linked terror tunnel and a weapons-smuggling tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip.

The attack is in response to the Qassam rocket that was fired at Israel on Saturday evening, August 1st 2010, which hit the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, causing heavy property damage. This was the second incident of rocket fire in 36 hours.

Approximately 110 rockets and mortars have been fired at Israeli territory since the beginning of 2010, and over 400 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel since the end of Operation Cast Lead.

The IDF remains committed to protecting the citizens of Israel and will continue to act against terror. The IDF holds Hamas solely responsible for terror emanating from the Gaza Strip.