Overnight, the Israel Air Force struck a Hamas-linked terror activity site in the northern Gaza Strip, a weapons-manufacturing warehouse in the central Gaza Strip and a weapons-smuggling tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip.
The attack is in response to the grad rocket that was fired at Israel on Friday morning, July 30th 2010, which hit the city of Ashkelon, causing property damage. Ashkelon is a city with a population of approximately 125,000 residents, is about 10 kilometers away from the Gaza Strip and has suffered casualties from rocket fire in the past.
More than 100 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.