Israeli Air Force (IAF) aircraft targeted nine terror-activity sites in the Gaza Strip following the acts of terror today. Direct hits were confirmed.
Earlier today, IAF aircraft and artillery forces targeted two terrorist squads, who were involved in firing military-use projectiles at the Israeli home front from the southern and northern Gaza Strip. Hits were confirmed. Additionally, artillery forces returned fire at the area in the northern Gaza Strip from which the anti-tank missile that hit a school bus was fired, injuring a 16-year old severely and another civilian moderately.
More than 45 rockets and mortars were fired at Israel today from the Gaza Strip.
IAF Air Defense Corps forces used the “Iron Dome” system to intercept a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip at the Israeli home front.
The IDF will not allow any attempt to harm Israeli civilians and will respond with determination to any attempt to use terror against the citizens of Israel, according to security assessments. The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.